Bang Bang – A Photo Adventure

Greetings everyone! I hope you are well!

Dominique in Palmdale - Film - Yashica 124

My friend Dominique and I have been planning and scheming to shoot together from what seems like FOREVER.

If you don’t already know and follow @tikidominiki then you are a damn fool and missing  out on this incredible sassy pants. Check out her music HERE!

Her shows are so fun and I have the BIGGEST girl crush on her ever – good thing her husband is the coolest!

Our plans are always grand and ambitious – I think partly because we both can be perfectionists and also know the other is going to KICK ASS at anything we do together. The only problem with that is we never seem to just DO IT. We are trying to find a perfect location, or lining up some hair and makeup friends to collaborate with us. In theory this is awesome, because we both want to put our best work out there but I think it also prevents us from shooting some spontaneous places full of happy accidents.

We somehow lined up our schedules and drive out to butt fuck nowhere in the desert to shoot some rogue rolls of film.

There were walmart runs, wrong turns, wild fires, traffic, and some totally sketch neighborhood that had us prepped to JUMP BACK IN THE CAR in a flash.

The results are rad and I cannot believe I waited this long to post them for you to oogle.

Of course – I shot it on film. I used a twin reflex camera from the 60s & shot both black and white and some expired slide film – which I started to develop myself. I never did that before and it has been a learning curve for me. It is way more sensitive than black and white film. Scanning and color correcting is always a challenge and I certainly have a hate/hate relationship with being enslaved in front of a screen for any length of time. Blah!

Check them out:

 

It was incredibly WINDY – hence all the HOLD ON TO YOU HAT poses. She was braver than I was for most of the day, until we got to the scariest liquor store EVER – then I was for some reason FINE. I guess I rationalize that if they have Doritos there than it cannot be that bad.

The best part was the road trip conversations  – day trips are perfect for that. WE HAD SO MUCH to say and no time to get sick of each other & are already scheming for more shoots and maybe some more road trips JUST BECAUSE!

Thanks for checking them out friends!

 

Summer School HOMEWORK

• What are your favorite road trip snacks?

• Any Road trip hacks/survival tips?

• Where is your favorite day trip to adventure to?

 

 

Summer 2014 Playlist – ROADTRIP

Bittersweet Susie | Summer Playlist 2014 | Roadtrip

Grandpa Delaney – the coolest!

 Ahh summertime – you know what that means? Yes, waiting in a too long line to see a movie we have seen a thousand times but this time it’s in a cemetery so clearly this is better. BUT it also means its time for my annual SUMMER PLAYLIST (which may or may not actually be annual!)

Check out some of my other playlists here!

I have given this one the theme of the ROADTRIP. I can think of nothing I want to do more than to sit on my ass until it falls asleep with the pooling sweat making my thighs stick to the seat! HEAVEN

But seriously, I want to go on a road trip and see all the neon signs and eat ALL THE THINGS. Any suggestions for the ultimate but also maybe doable in a week road trip?

To go with this delightful collection of the most random of tunes I have included some amazing Polaroids I found of my dad and his parents – 1960 whatever I am sure.

Bittersweet Susie | Summer Playlist 2014 | Roadtrip

Grandma Delaney – Give me all your clothes!

Bittersweet Susie – ROADTRIP – Summer 2014

 

 

  1. Death Cab for Cutie – You Are A Tourist
  2. Johnathan Rice – We’re All Stuck Out In The Desert
  3. The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  4. Edwin Starr – Twenty Five Miles
  5. Iggy Pop – The Passenger
  6. Cake – The Distance
  7. Bob Wills – Take Me Back To Tulsa
  8. Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down A Dream
  9. Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere – Remastered
  10. Woody Guthrie – Riding in my car (Car song)
  11. Golden Earring – Radar Love
  12. Wilco – Passenger Side
  13. Willie Nelson – On the Road Again
  14. Chuck Berry – No Particular Place To Go
  15. Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
  16. The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider
  17. Tom Waits – Long Way Home
  18. Prince – Little Red Corvette
  19. R. Miller – King Of The Road
  20. Arcade Fire – Keep the Car Running
  21. Johnny Cash – Jackson
  22. Old 97’s – If My Heart Was A Car
  23. Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere
  24. The Beach Boys – I Get Around – 2001 – Remaster
  25. Roy Orbison – I Drove All Night
  26. Sam & Dave – Hold On! I’m A Comin’ – LP/Single Version
  27. Vanity Fare – Hitchin’ A Ride
  28. Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  29. The Highwaymen – Highwayman
  30. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
  31. The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel
  32. Paul Simon – Graceland
  33. Canned Heat – Going Up The Country
  34. The Cars – Drive
  35. The Coasters – Down In Mexico
  36. Patti Page – Detour
  37. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Country Roads
  38. C.W. McCall – Convoy
  39. Rufus Wainwright – California
  40. Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Bittersweet Susie | Summer Playlist 2014 | Roadtrip

MY DAD! Before he was famous for eating crap jello on my blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to subscribe (on the right) so you don’t DARE MISS any of my summer adventures.

This will probably be me waxing poetic about the best pair of flip-flops I have ever owned.

 

Homework:

• Send me your favorite road trip tunes – we need a road trip VOL 2!

• Dream Roadtrip

• Where should I go on mine

• Road trip pro tips – I know everyone who reads this blog is very clever and smart about ALL THINGS ROADTRIP

Film Love

My heart belongs to film.

Here are a few shots I took at my cousin’s wedding in Topanga Canyon, CA.

Expired Kodak Potra 160 VC – Yashica 124

Susie Delaney Photography - Expired Kodak 160 VC - Yashica 124

Shelby

Susie Delaney Photography - Expired Kodak 160 VC - Yashica 124

Dad

Susie Delaney Photography - Expired Kodak 160 VC - Yashica 124