This place, whatyouth.com, is three months old now, but people who’ve been here since the start might remember that this section used to be called Field Candy.
No longer, and here’s why: It turns out Field Candy is already a company. They make camping tents, for sleeping in, that are decorated with artwork. They took issue with the fact that when people Googled “field candy,” they were finding our site instead of a designer tent, and they asked us to stop it.
Fair enough. Collected Thoughts is here now instead.
Collected Thoughts is where we pair a few words with one black-and-white photo from the life and times of What Youth. For example, above you see some film negatives that our photographer Nate shot on a six-week tour through Australia and New Zealand this year. He had about 40 rolls of film in his freezer in Bali that had been there for eight years, and a bunch of old cameras at his other home in California because Bali is too humid for them, and he packed it all.
Photoshop can mimic pretty much every effect Nate captured shooting film for six weeks, and it’s a lot cheaper than developing. But you could stay home and meet girls on eHarmony too, you know? Nate came back with some of the best photography we’ve ever seen using nothing but real natural light. We're still going through it all.
Anyway, this is Collected Thoughts.