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Today, we’re featuring a beautiful travel series from photographer Seb Kalkoff. Seb traveled to Joshua Tree National Park in California and captured the desert landscape with his medium format camera and some Kodak Portra film. Here is more from Seb about his trip to Joshua Tree…
We live in New Zealand. Meaning everything is very far away! So when my fiancée’s good friends told us they were getting married in Laguna Beach in a month you could say it was a scramble. 12 hours there and 12 hours back meant we wanted to make it worth our while. (A special friends wedding obviously not being enough.) So I thought I would take her to one of my favorite national parks.
Having visited Joshua Tree before, I knew she wouldn’t just love it, but it would tick off another park from her US national parks list. Landing in LAX, we booked our car and were surprised to get a nice 4×4 upgrade, starting our 3 day trip off on the perfect foot. Too bad the evening traffic wasn’t playing ball, which extended our time on the road by 2 hours. Having missed the sunset, we couldn’t wait for its rise. In true Joshua Tree fashion, the next morning was cloudless and still, making the rolls of Kodak Portra I had packed feel like a cheat code for my camera.
We drove once through the whole park, a quick stop off in Palm Springs and we were back on the road to go watch our dear friends say ‘I do’ at the ocean. A perfect medley of yellow dust and blue laguna.