Oculus' Summer Travels 2018
Being busy lighting designers throughout most of the year, it is always good to have some time away from our desks to explore, to travel, and to create lasting memories. Each year we ask our Oculus Team to reflect back on what they enjoyed about their summers and to share a bit about what they did. Please enjoy our pictures and notes in the galleries below, and we hope everyone enjoyed their summers as much as we did!
Red rock, glacial melt, oasis towns, figs, olives, honey, mint tea. The sun is bigger as it sets on the horizon in Morocco than at home, and the summer day stays hot well into the night. The most memorable night would be riding to camp in the Sahara and rushing into a tent to escape a sudden sandstorm followed by a passing thunderstorm… then coming out to clear skies with the milky way in full bloom above the dunes.
I spent the majority of my free time this summer camping, surfing and fly fishing. Some of these trips took place in Baja California, the high Rockies in Colorado and all throughout California.
This summer, I spent time cooking and gardening. I also went for a fishing trip close to Mammoth lake and learned fly fishing. I started learning golf, but spent most of the time reading there at the golf-course instead.
I explored Muir Woods with some friends and adored the immensely tall redwood trees, can’t believe how old some these guys are! Other activities included some city time in San Francisco where I explored art galleries. I particularly liked this one installation where the viewer could arrange objects or place their hand on a projector and it was multiplied on the wall, very lighting design oriented I thought. Other highlights included a day trip to Napa Valley and a visit to the video game museum in Oakland where I ‘geeked’ out playing the original Atari!
I hosted my family during the summer and also traveled with them to the Pacific Northwest. I especially enjoyed the time I spent with my niece hiking, picking huckleberries and building sand castles.