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TATTOOED ON HER BACK “ALWAYS NEVER ALONE”


NATASHA


One of the ways to meet people on our photo trips is to drink with them. And this destination was no exception, as the bar was the only thing open in the evenings.


“There are no police here, drink until you’re good.” is something we vaguely remember hearing. We saw more than one person light up a joint on the deck. No one blinked an eye. The bartender on a few of those nights was a free-spirited, young woman named Natasha. As the days went on, she knew our story and why we were there since the bar was our nightly stop. During one of those nights, she said we could photograph her on Friday. Friday night was pizza night at the


café across the way from the bar. Orders had to placed earlier in the week and then the café stayed open past 5pm so customers could pick them up. We picked up ours and headed to the bar to meet Natasha. It was great to see and recognize


so many people on the deck that night. Somehow our pizza quickly disappeared in the crowd. We bumped into Renaldo, a great artist we had met at the drawing class. In hopes of photographing him, Dale stayed behind at the bar while the Michele and Robyn headed off with Natasha. Natasha had moved to the island a year ago, intending just to visit. She fell in love with the place and stayed. It was very difficult to find a place to rent so she was living in a holiday trailer that she didn’t really want to be photographed by. Instead, we went to a place that was special to her. A beautiful beach not far away, with giant logs washed ashore and an incredible view of the ocean. She was extremely comfortable being photographed so it was hard to stop shooting. Tattooed on her back “Always Never Alone.” She had no intention of leaving the island. Instead she dreams of buying her own land and one day building a beautiful home on it.


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