This was a vacation we took 2 years ago I talk like we were there yesterday. (If you follow me on FB or Instagram you may have seen some of the iphone version of these photos when we were actually on our trip.) We took 2 weeks and stayed in a little Airbnb in Pioneertown, CA right outside of Joshua tree and 40 minutes away from Palm Springs. We went in winter, the rattlesnakes were hibernating so to me this place was a dream. I loved everything about it.
Joe and I have been talking a ton about the HUSTLE HARD attitude that is everywhere we go. You want something…Hustle. You wanna feel good about yourself…Hustle. You want to have value…Hustle. If you are not hustling, do you really even care? I have decided that hustling is not for me. Yikes…did I say that out loud. All you hustlers….I am so stoked you are in the world, we need you in this world. You get em’ tiger! Hustle and keep innovating at your pace. I on the other hand will be the tortoise in the race. “Slow and Steady” is my new pace.
The dreamy place of Joshua tree, CA taught me that slow and steady pace, but over the two years I forgot that is the pace I’m best at.
These next 2 photos are the sunrise from our Airbnb. I did not put any filters or add any colors. All that beauty is straight out of the camera.
Breakfast of Champions: leftover cold frozen pizza
The photo below: We saw a Coyote. Can you see the Coyote? I love Coyotes…from a distance ;)
We spent an afternoon hiking around Indian Canyons. There will be an overload of photos with Joe and my bright orange NorthFace backpack that I got in college the year of 2003. That backpack is holding on by a thread and it will truly be an end of an era when it becomes completely unusable.
We explored Joshua Tree National Park several different days. The park is enormous and I could have spent many many more days exploring.
And a sincere thank you for checking out what I post here in the place I call “The Latest” I’m still figuring out what I am doing with this space here. I mean the point of posting on social media and on the web anywhere is to showcase my work so families can see if it is their jam and they want to hire me and to remind people I’m still alive and taking photos as a dream and my livelihood. The reason for posting personal things is because inviting someone to document your sweet family in a beautiful intimate way…you kinda want to feel like you know them and they are not a complete stranger. Also, I have started a print shop on society6 so showing you that those photos exist as well. Shameless plug here… https://society6.com/lbjeffries
So yes, I have thought through the why… but I want it to be an honest space. And I am trying to figure out is that possible while “advertising” your business to people? Because advertising today has really taken advantage of people’s desire to see “real life.” I know I think too much…but in my venture of trying to make this space honest, I thought I should do a little out loud thinking ;) which may have turned into a brain dump. Anyway…Thank you.