I’ve been working on a few photo books through Blurb over the past few months since I have a deathly fear of my photos/memories being lost forever in a tragic digital malfunction.
Most recently I’ve been wrapping up a few loose ends on a book called ‘Baja Baby’. It’s my collection (injected with a few contributions from my travel companions) of photos from a trip I took in October of 2009 through ACE Camps with Sabrina Ward Harrison. Sabrina’s books had been a big influence in my life and I jumped on board the trip as soon as I heard it was a week in Baja, Mexico featuring workshops with Sabrina.
I’ll start my love rant by saying that I was SO ready for a trip like this. For me it was a mix of perfect timing/perfect people/perfect everything. It also happened to be the very first ‘camp’ that Angela, owner/operator had coordinated for ACE Camps and she’s been running camps all over the world ever since. She’s actually running a camp to Baja at the end of October so get a spot NOW. I’ll bullet point the standouts of the trip and accompany with some piccies to avoid a ridiculously long post:
- The most beautiful path in the world
- The dessert in Bloom
- Private surfing lessons with Peter - even if it meant hours in the water for 2.3 glorious seconds of successful surfage (Thanks Peter)
- The Ocean
- Outdoor showers
- Tent village with roommates that start as strangers and become dear friends. (with more than one blog worth sharing)
- Walter the dog - the one in the pic with the manliest dog shadow ever known
- Wilma the dog - Walter’s exotic Mexican lady friend and also my home girl and namesake of my future puppy
- Wild Baja Gypsy Beach dogs… snuggling me on a beach at sunset
- Brady bunch style transportation van that we packed into for fellow villager, Jorje’s 70th Birthday Bash featuring authentic mexican cuisine and dancing
- 360 degree rooftop view of the mountains/desert/basil farms/ocean
- Sleeping under the stars on the rooftop… waking up to that 360 degree view!
- Angela in traditional Mexican attire serving up shots of tequila with her understated charming style.
- do you really need me to go on?!
Anyway, I’ll try to post a link to the full Blurb book once it’s ready (I think there’s a share option) and in the meantime get yourself a spot on one of these trips. All the cool kids are doing it! Check out Angela’s blog… she recently did a post on India and posted some of our wedding pics.