I hope your 4th of July was filled with backyard BBQs and an inappropriate amount of hot dogs! In the spirit of America’s birthday this week, I thought I’d post some photos from my family’s trip to Iowa last year. Because what is more all-American than Iowa in the summer? Cheers to all that red, white, and blue in America’s heartland.
I’d love to share one of my latest shoots, now featured on The Edit Hawaii. Take one visiting Aussie babe, one (semi) quiet shore at sunset, and a bag full of sheer and sexy neutral colored beach essentials and you’ve got yourself castaway magic. It’s a corner of Oahu I see almost every day but never fails to be spectacular. Special thanks to model Alex Kate Knight, a blogger in her own right, for being such a pro and game for anything after a long week of shooting another job!
As 2015 was NOT a year full of blogging (apologies! excuses! regrets!), you may be wondering what exactly I’ve been up to. From fun fashion test shoots to editorial and advertising clients, it was a busy year. I did more travel writing than ever before, with stories about Hawaii such as the new-found popularity of taro and the best food trucks on the North Shore, and got out and about to Miami, Iowa, Kauai, New York City, and Uruguay. Those photos will just have to be shown in the nuevo año!
So here’s to a rollercoaster year of professional ups and personal downs – a year I must say will be difficult to leave behind. Though all one can do is move forward, sometimes all I want is to rewind. Looking uncertainly at the horizon of 2016 ahead, the only thing I can be sure of – and excited for – is it will be full of TRAVEL. Pack your bags!
If you happen to get your hands on a copy of HILuxury Magazine, you’ll see my recent fashion editorials in the February issue. We decided to go a bit retro with our Hawaiian looks, and I was lucky enough to shoot at the gorgeous Turtle Bay Resort and in the banana patch of Kahuku Farms on the North Shore of Oahu. Can’t ask for a better location! See the full stories here and here.
Those of you who have been following Jungle Fever know that a fan of Miami I am not, but Instagram is not really a reflection of reality, now is it? Between the strip-malls and traffic jams I managed to find some eye candy – mostly in South Beach and Wynwood. BUT my big find of the trip was a visit to Viscaya – more on that to come…
(Follow my latest trips and newest work at @ijfkeridgleyphoto)
It is impossible to go to New York and not notice the fashion. Some new film shots of my favorite spots in Manhattan (taken with my trusty Olympus Trip 35) – including Union square, the West Village, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Highline. Downtown scenery calls for some downtown characters – here’s a mix and match of friends and models, editorials and portraits, fashion-types and hipsters. I hope these speak to you in some way.