Perhaps it's for the best that photographer Madeline Barger and writer Raven Bleskie aren't neighbors. "
Madeline agrees that Long Beach has shaped the look of her photography, "Southern California is constantly sunny, so I love using a lot of sun and natural light in my pictures. I'm also lucky enough to live very close to the ocean, which is inspiring in itself. The weather is usually pretty perfect, and allows me to shoot whenever I want! It's great."
Looking through Madeline's photos, you can get the sense that she feels exactly the same way: wherever you are only has the power you give it, and any moment in life can be beautiful, especially with the right people.
A collaboration, then, makes perfect sense for two minds that seem to effortlessly connect,