Birthday Dinner at Blue Mussel Cafe on Prince Edward Island by Sean Berrigan

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It was my 29th birthday last week and Vee decided to take me out. It was technically supposed to be a surprise, but since PEI is so small, this meant I sorta knew where we were going on the way or pretty much when we left. We had passed Blue Mussel Cafe a couple times on our photo adventures, but it was definitely our first time enjoying the vibes and good seafood. 

The day was perfect but windy, the wait was long to be seated, but the beach was minutes away. We decided to sneak away to the beach to hang out and to medicate. Vee had rolled two joints so we just sat down and enjoyed the ocean and the sun. 

We finally got seated and looked at the menu - it was so hard to pick! We settled on an ADL cheese & lobster dip which was mouth-watering and then we both had the halibut as mains, served with some Island potatoes of course. We ate and laughed while the sun was setting and it was quite the most perfect PEI night.

Analog Journal 001 / Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto by Sean Berrigan

I've started to get back into shooting personal work on 35mm film. It's given me a renewed passion and enthusiasm in the medium that I really don't think was there when I was growing up and it feels amazing. I could go on for hours about the reasons why I think every photographer should shoot even a small bit of work on film but i'll save you the reading. I felt that I should try and share as much as I can on my blog of snapshots of memories spanning across 2017 and 2018. I used lots of different types of film stocks such as Kodak Ultramax 400, Kodak Portra 400, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak Gold 200. I've become obsessed with documenting everything I do on film, I want to be able to look back 30 years from now and have hard physical copies of photos that stood the test of time and didn't disappear after potential unfortunate hard drive failures. Film gives you something digital can never replicate and thats nostalgia mechanically captured on millions of light-sensitive silver halide crystals within the film emulsion.

So ya... HUGE FAN!

Summer is almost here at Lakeside Beach, Prince Edward Island by Sean Berrigan

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PEI Beaches and sand dunes

I have to say it's been a while since i've updated the blog, but it doesn't mean I haven't been working on lots of new work. It's been 7 months since we packed up everything we had (or most of it ) into a tiny u-haul trailer and made the trek east to PEI from Toronto. We've been settling in well but it was weird transitioning back into island life while it being winter time where most people turn into hermits and stay inside. We made a point of always trying to get out somewhere either a beach or a forest every weekend to take some photos and just enjoy island locations during any season. We went for a drive to one of our favourite beaches on PEI, Lakeside Beach located on the north shore and is part of Tourism PEI's Central Coastal Drive. It was an absolutely beautiful day regardless of the fact there was still snow on the ground and it was about 5 degrees outside. If you get the chance, don't miss out on this gem of a location. You wont want to miss the beautiful costal beach vibes with scenic views full of nice big sand dunes. Check out the rest of the images below!