March 22nd was our first shoot outside since the snowpocalypse. There were still dregs on the ground- icy mounds of smooth failed melt, piles of strange geologic formations consisting of plowed city debris suspended in ice, stubborn lawn patches of blackened snow- but it was mostly gone (there was still some snow on the ground as of yesterday, so “gone” is a relative term). March 22nd was also the day of the Holyoke parade, which is a fascinating debacle in its own right, but a whole other story altogether. It was a bitterly cold and windy day, painful even in the bright sunshine, and I had singed my hair keeping warm too close to a grill. All in all, probably not the best day to have planned to take photos, but we were there, Lex was there, and it seemed more crazy not to.

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So, shivering and unable to shake the smell of sulfur wafting from my charred mane, we meandered around town until we could cross past the parade route to the more interesting side of town.

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In the end, it was totally worth it. It was nice to see the sun again, nothing beats real brick, and if we had stayed inside we would never have discovered The Wherehouse. Yes that is a plane welded into a weather vein. And yes we’re going back.

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  • Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
  • Location: Holyoke, MA
  • Photography: TJ Bynes and Kayt Silvers
  • Model/styling: Lex Rudy