Ahhhhh who remembers 1968 the "Summer of Love"? As i said in my last post think Woodstock, peace marches, race riots, jim morrison, jimi hendrix and janis joplin. Afros, granny glasses and everyone using LSD to open their minds. Think groovy, far out, bummed out, spaced out, dropped out. Imagine 16,000 American soldiers coming home in a box from Viet Nam and the assassination of our political leaders.
"1968 was the pivotal year of the sixties: the moment when all of a nation's impulses toward violence, idealism, diversity, and disorder peaked to produce the greatest possible hope-and the worst imaginable despair." (Charles Kaiser, 1968 in America) For many of us who came of age in that remarkable era, it retains an extraordinary power over our sense of personal and political identity.
That's the backdrop for my and Cindy's conceptual photo shoot "The Summer of Love". That and four girls, one baby and one dog who want to attend Woodstock art and music festival on Max Yasgur's farm in New York.
Everything you see here in the "Summer of Love" photoshoot is for sale at
I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience it is to work with Cindy. We fit like two peas in a pod when it comes to our over the top approach to any creative endeavor and there are more crazy projects in the works for us to share with you all!
photographer Robin Laws
Art work by Kylee Dockins & Cindy Dockins. Styling, props, clothing and accessories by the amazing Cindy Dockins. Talented models: Carol Bolliger, Sara Crateau, Kylee Dockins, Lauren Olsen, Caleb Bolliger & Jake the dog. Location: Olsen Farms Salem Oregon. Other essential help and support came from Barry Bolliger and Darren Olsen. Thank you everyone for a memorable day!