I can't help but feel emotional when the rain comes down so hard. It reminds me of my time in the Northeast. I've been in LA for a little over nine years and in South Florida for a year before that. At 32 that's about a third of my life, but I spent the first two-thirds in the North East. I grew up in Massachusetts and spent four years at school in Ithaca. The snow part probably sticks in my brain the most because of how long it lasts for but when it rains I have all sorts of memories arise from rainy days sitting in my childhood living room. We had a big picture window and I could just watch the rain fall for hours. I vividly remember being in Ithaca my freshman year and walking in the rain, not because I had anywhere to be. I just wanted to feel the rain embracing me. This weekend has felt very emotional in general with the inauguration on Friday and yesterday's Women's March. I couldn't really participate all that much because I had to work but I tried to give as many Lyft rides as I could to people marching and I also posted up with a Foxblood t-shirt reading "Not My President" from an upcoming set worn by today's subject Phoenix Askani.
Phoenix Askani! Phoenix is awesome. I'm actually surprised we didn't cross paths sooner but I'm glad we did when we did. Both having worked in the adult industry as well as the LA art world we just happened to know a ton of the same people so at some point Phoenix became aware of my work and friended me on social media. In kind I checked her out and we were both stoked to do some work together. Agreeing we both wanted to be out in nature, I asked Phoenix if she had any good recommendations. Not only did she have a good location but honestly one of my favorite in recent memory: Stoney Point. Stoney Point is a massive series of rock formations deep in to The San Fernando Valley. Not only that but it also includes an overpass of an active train. We had an amazing time and really just jammed together. This set includes one of my all-time favorite photos with Phoenix watching the train as it passes underneath her. Truly an amazing moment that we could not have planned had we tried. Enough said, just go check out the set and if it's not raining where you are then just go on youtube and listen to sounds of the rain. I'm sure someone has a video.
Click the photo below and feel all stoney