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Today’s feature is from film photographer Melissa Summers of one of the most enchanting cities in the U.S, Asheville, North Carolina. With a 35mm camera and a little Psychedelic Blues film, Melissa captured the unique details of this mountain town known for its art scene and historic charm. Here are a few words from Melissa about this series…
In March, my husband and I took a 24 hour mid-week getaway to Asheville, NC. Asheville is a city in the mountains located 2 hours west of our home in Charlotte.
We spent the late afternoon wandering around the artsy downtown area which has many unique shops, restaurants, bars, art and live music. It is kind of a hippy town but with lots of construction and new construction happening over the past year. Hopefully, all of the new development does not take away from the laid back character of the area.
In the morning we walked around the river arts district, which is filled with galleries and artisan shops. Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge mountains near the French Broad river. My only regret is that we weren’t there for long enough to photograph the natural environment as we spent the night in the city —we’ll have to go back soon!
Analog cameras and film used: Nikon F100 (Find at KEH Camera or on eBay), Canon Sure Shot A1 (Find at KEH Camera or on eBay) | Kodak Ektar 100 (Find on Amazon), Psychedelic Blues Film (Find here)