Soft Focus / by Emily Alben

A few days a year with my two Snow Queen's of Texas, my Texas Peach Pies, is all it takes to make everything feel right in the universe. No immediate responsibilities, adventuring, stolen afternoons by the lake, mezcal negronies and dancing to the blues at night.

Shooting more rolls of film than I have in months just capturing how these two beauties move through the world. One making jewelry and about to head West, the other running my favorite nudie mag, Peach Fuzz, opening a bakery AND getting married. Ellsworth Kelly's Austin, that we visited captured the kaleidescopic range of emotions thinking back to just a year ago when we met in Marfa and how far but also how close we've become in that time. Save a cold kiss for me till next time...