Rolf Potts

JUST GOT WI-FI: LOVE (BY LAMPLIGHT)

"DEAREST STEFIE, It is night, and I am writing to you by the light of an oil lamp in Na village—which has to be one of the most remarkable places I’ve ever been. We arrived here yesterday afternoon, via a cave about 6 kilometers from the Hinboun River. You almost have to see this valley to believe it..."

Rolf Potts
JUST GOT WI-FI: LOVE (BY LAMPLIGHT)

FAQ

I listened to the word dozens of times during a single broadcast, sometimes succumbing to giggles. Such is the mental exhaustion caused by straining to learn a language with no classes and little written material. Or, the emotional exhaustion of trying to faq out a life as an alien in a new land.

FAQ
Off Assignment

ON KEEPING A SKETCHBOOK

...it’s just my way of chiseling the foreignness away, getting to the heart of what was so alien when I sat down and opened my sketchbook.

Off Assignment
ON KEEPING A SKETCHBOOK

TO SANDALS MAN

And while I’m sure none of her friends would believe it now, in that instant there was a trueness and tenderness to my love. You saw that.

TO SANDALS MAN

UNPITCHABLE: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

No one is trying to prove anything to anyone; no one is all I don’t give a fuck what you think. People give a fuck quietly, dressed in layers, with age-appropriate amounts of gray.

UNPITCHABLE: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON