PHOTOGRAPHER: KARA HAKANSON
LOCATION: MPLS, MN
"I moved to Los Angeles in March 2014 and this was my first trip back home that summer. One of my best friends and I got together to just walk around and enjoy the perfect Midwest summer day it was. We went to Gold Medal Park, ate some Izzy's ice cream, I snapped some shots, and on our way back across the Stone Arch Bridge, we spotted a school bus giving away organic veggies so we stopped to stock up. My friend Nadine always wears a ton of rings and has beautiful tattoos so I had to photograph them. The tree ring that she wears on her right hand ring finger - I have the same one and wear it on the same finger. We got them the summer of 2008 in northern Wisconsin when we met. Ever since then she's been on of my best friends and it's really beautiful to see that we still wear the rings and that our friendship has endured for going on ten years. [Shot on a Canon Ae-1 with Ilford B&W 400]"