Special Behind the Image / Sean Gilchrist

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Sean is a 20 years old photographer from Arizona who only uses film.
I asked him to describe a selection of his photographs with one or two sentences.

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My friend Nathan sitting on a now removed log bridge in Jewel of the Creek. A stream flows throughout the year in this small area creating a lush desert oasis.

 

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Katie or “Katye’s” belly button ring. This was actual a part of a super easy final project about biohacking/body modification for one of my freshman year courses.
 

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Chad’s long defunct truck at the also now defunct Fap Point. This was our town’s version of Spongebob’s Makeout Reef, it was a cliche drive-up spot with incredible views of the whole Phoenix Valley. My friends and I mostly used it to bring hookups and smoke.

 

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The boys hiking on Flagstaff’s Mt. Elden. There’s no real trail, and most of the hike is a vertical boulder climb that rises 6,901ft from base to peak. The scariest part is the wind that hits you once you reach exposed points on the mountain’s face.

 

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Chad and I looking for a skatespot. Him repping his Skate After School sweatshirt, a nonprofit physical education program dedicating to helping underserved youths through providing them with skateboard equipment and instruction. Keep em off the streets and in the park!

 

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Maggie laying in a heritage site near our university in central Pennsylvania. I believe the house used to be a part of the underground railroad where slaves fleeing the south were further shepherded to the North.

 

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A Pretty plant growing through concrete cracks and a cool car. I thought this photo could be kinda deep if you wanted it to be.

 

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Kauai, Hawaii rainbow. I was drinking a beer sunbathing on some volcanic rocks when I noticed this ocean whole create at first faint rainbow mist when the waves pressured water through the cracks. All I had to do was wait until the perfect wave to snap this pic.

 

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Chad apple-smoking on Apache Peak. This area is an Apache heritage site and was once a sacred place where they would hike to from over 20miles for the solstice. Fun-fact, super millionaire Stephenie Meyer, author of the vampire-love books Twilight, built her new house as close as she could to the sacred rock formation giving Chad and I clear views into her living room.

 

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Standard homie hike into Jewel of the Creek. This was a College reunion hike, but in highschool we would do this numerous times a week.

 

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Grant trying to nap in Portland last summer. Thank you Danielle and Mary! It was a blast. Eating, drinking, & smoking. Oh and the blurring thing in the foreground is a totally legal bong. Weed was made recreationally legal only a month before our visit (although the dispensaries were not set up yet creating a grey-area of legality when it came to purchasing).
 

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Chad fs boardslide in Desert Mountain. This is a secret golf course spot I found and luckily no one but myself, and other children of golf-enthusiastic retirees will have access to skate it.

 

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Tuna, aka Sailor, aka Trash Man feeling out some logs on the Susquehanna river.

 

Thank a lot for these nice answers Sean.

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