May 19, 2020

Good morning!

On this fine Tuesday, I wanted to introduce you to Erin Sullivan. She’s a travel photographer who, along with most of us, has found her professional adventures curtailed for the moment.

So she decided to travel inside her house.

For the perfect weekend adventure, may I recommend a trip to the Great Pancake Canyon? This weekend, Syrup River was flowing. Maybe it’s due to the rain we’ve had?? Not sure…. any of you specialize in pancake science and can speak to this? Anyway, this was a truly unique experience with fantastic views from both below and above. Also great breakfast available. 🥞

Camera info: Sony a7Riii & 90mm f2.8 Macro lens.
Materials: Literally just pancakes, syrup, and model train figures.

Want to create your own outdoor-inspired adventure while staying home? Post & tag #OurGreatIndoors or follow along with the hashtag to see what this community is creating. Or if you’ve got another project you’re working on, I would love to hear about it! Or if you are doing nothing, that’s OK too! Take care of yourself!

Thanks to my pancake expert @thejoehenderson for helping with this adventure. Who knows where we will go next… 😂
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April 6, 2020

Her Instagram feed is full of adventures. She goes bird-watching in the Enchanted Broccoli Forest, paddles her canoe in Jello Lake, floats in the crystal clear waters of the Parsley Oasis, and takes a dip in the Onion Springs, not to mention almost getting lost in the Rosemary Forest.

There is a heat wave in LA, but it turns out the conditions are *perfect* for a stroll in Rosemary Forest. Weird right?! 😉🌲

Would I have started this series without being forced to stay home? No way. I was fulfilled by what I was doing as a travel photographer, and I look forward to getting back out into the world one day. Soon I hope. But man, what an opportunity to pivot, to stretch creatively, to try something new. I have so much privilege and I think it is important to name that. And here I am playing with rosemary and toys the size of a thumbnail while people in essential jobs are showing up every day to work despite the serious risks, long hours, and more. I just hope that this series brings you some lightness and joy. I believe that we need art, even now. Especially now.

This set was made with rosemary clippings from the massive plant outside my partner’s house, baking soda (for snow), a paper plate, a sheet, a headlamp and train figures. Snow was added in post.

PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE. Head to prints.erinoutdoors.com to browse, and use code “GREATINDOORS20” for 20% off from this series.

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April 24, 2020

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

—Marcel Proust

Until tomorrow,

Clara