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Photo Diary: Black Carl’s Alaskan Tour

When one considers Arizona and Alaska in the same thought, not many similarities come to mind. Alaska is a northern state, surrounded by and filled with bodies of water and known for its cool climate, grade-A seafood and abundance of crude oil. While Arizona, territory of the south, is characterized by mostly barren land, mass production of dry heat, and Black Carl, proprietors of desert-soul music.

Sometimes two states that are seemingly worlds apart, overlap.

In July, Black Carl went “North to the future,” embarking on an Alaskan tour of 12 shows in seven cities over a two-week span.

The Spec equipped each band member with a disposable camera to document the journey, choosing film in favor of the less manipulated and more natural photos it can produce. Display screens, delete buttons and in-camera editing features on digital devices can undermine the basic concept of photography — capturing a moment.

Over 130 photos were taken. Throughout the week, The Spec will share the best photos from each member’s camera along with captions written by the musicians themselves.

Below, see Alaska through the eyes of drummer John Krause…
  • Our first sights of Alaska. (Descending into Anchorage.) Our first sights of Alaska. (Descending into Anchorage.)
  • Here's one of me. (Anchorage) Here's one of me. (Anchorage)
  • Our Anchorage oasis. Our Anchorage oasis.
  • Chad and his ultimate sacrifice--another night on the floor. (Any night, any where we stayed.) Chad and his ultimate sacrifice--another night on the floor. (Any night, any where we stayed.)
  • Not the Whittier Tunnel. (On the way to Whittier) Not the Whittier Tunnel. (On the way to Whittier)
  • Seal you later. (Seward) Seal you later. (Seward)
  • Night fishing in Seward. (Seward) Night fishing in Seward. (Seward)
  • Stranded on the highway due to a fugitive situation. (Seward Hwy) Stranded on the highway due to a fugitive situation. (Seward Hwy)
  • Seriously, just catch that fucking fugitive already. (Seward Hwy) Seriously, just catch that fucking fugitive already. (Seward Hwy)
  • The "abridged" version of our hike to Exit Glacier. (Exit Glacier) The "abridged" version of our hike to Exit Glacier. (Exit Glacier)
  • River silt on Ian's birthday. (Denali) River silt on Ian's birthday. (Denali)
  • Ian's launchpad. (Denali) Ian's launchpad. (Denali)
  • Last day and we're tired in the hotel lobby. That man in blue was not there when the photo was taken. Ghost! (Anchorage) Last day and we're tired in the hotel lobby. That man in blue was not there when the photo was taken. Ghost! (Anchorage)
     

See photos by Matthew Noakes Chad LeonardIan Woodward and Emma Pew.

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