The Long Ride Home by Lauren Woods
I have always been a sucker for nostalgic moments. I love finding places and people that make you feel like you are going back in time and have always tried to embody that. The Long Ride Home is a small “film noir” photo board that I came up with randomly one day alongside my friend Ashley. We wanted to depict a young woman trying to find herself along a beaten path. Though the journey is long, she takes moments to herself to enjoy the ride and her surroundings. Sometimes life isn’t about how fast you can go. I think in this millennial era we pressure ourselves too much with that concept. Sometimes it’s better just to enjoy the ride and embrace the stops in between. Lauren Woods
Model: Ashley Rice (@girlsgotovenus)
Lauren Woods is an African-American film photographer based out of North Carolina and Hawaii. Her work is characterized by her simplistic storytelling mixed with the art of vulnerability. Her morals of compassion, intimacy and staying raw set the tone for her work and cater to a unique dynamic that is still personable.