A love letter to the Pacific Northwest
Snapping black-and-white shots on his iPhone, photographer Aaron Lavinsky reveals Washington state's colorless beauty
(Aaron Lavinsky)Lavinsky, who now lives in Minneapolis and shoots for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, says his biggest regret with the series was not having more time to travel farther out on his day trips."I wish I got to spend more time further up the (Olympic) Peninsula. It's such a huge area," he says. "The Hoh Rain Forest and Lake Crescent were jaw-droppingly beautiful, and I only visited a handful of times."But in this uniquely saturated locale, Lavinsky managed to find his own splendor within an hour's drive."The rain is what makes the area so incredible," he says. "It's wet, green, full of natural energy. The earth is alive in so many ways, wherever you look. I've never felt as connected to an environment as I did living in Washington. The surroundings were constantly inspiring."
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