I met India Butel 3 years ago while hitchhiking around New Zealand with a few friends of mine. It only took a couple weeks to form a deep connection & we've worked hard to maintain a friendship ever since. I promised her that if she ever came to visit the US, I'd take her on a roadtrip. June of this year rolled around and I was able to make good on that promise, with the company of 2 of my best friends, Josh Ong & Nick Mehn. My heart still swells looking back at the starry night dips, the windy backseat rides, the saltiness of the sea, the days spent with new friends along the way & the constant presence of a campfire-scented rekindling. Consumed with gratitude towards the loving God that gave us this planet & the beautiful people to share the experiences with. All photos shot on 35mm film with Kodak Ultramax & Kodak Portra.