It was fun going out, just the three of us (Adi Cody and I) to make these images for the Swedish band, Little Dragon. Erik Marinovich designed the logo, Adi had the neon sign made…and we packed up and headed to Idyllwild in a pick up truck with two medium rollers, a cross bar and a generator. We scouted this burnt down forest, and decided to setup shop here. I haven’t been this uncomfortable making images like this since I was in college and Cody and I would trek our strobes on BART. It was really refreshing keeping it simple, using film and getting photo nerdy. We were given two gifts from the photo gods that night - one was a beautiful and clear sunset. The other was the incredibly bright harvest moon.
My deepest apologies to Cody Cloud. You were brave to sit in the forest alone in the pitch black while Adi and I rushed to get more gas for the generator. You were also so agile running blindly through the dark field carrying a medium roller. What a sport.