Travel Tip: how to take selling portraits while traveling abroad
Photography / Tips / Travel / Turkey

Travel Tip: how to take selling portraits while traveling abroad

This man, as it turned out, is a tea house master and part time actor.  Wanna hear a secret tip? I asked the photographer I’m assisting in Turkey, “How can I improve my portraits of locals while traveling? And how can I do it ethically?” Here’s your easy answer. Make eye contact. This man nailed … Continue reading

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Traveling smart (through an iPhone) in Spain
Addictions / Food / Madrid / Nature / Photography / Spain / Tips / Travel

Traveling smart (through an iPhone) in Spain

At 25, I still don’t have a smartphone. It’s alarming to some, astonishing to others, and truly a first-world problem to all. For me, it’s something that just “sort of happened”. After a stint in Chile to China to Spain, I couldn’t rationalize the purchase, especially with my constantly changing zip code. In my head, … Continue reading

Sand & ice, escape to America’s (natural) playgrounds
America / Nature / Photography / Tips / Travel

Sand & ice, escape to America’s (natural) playgrounds

Today, in a decisive departing from my usual postings, I’m switching tactics. I’m posting about America. Not Spain, nor elsewhere in Europe, but my homeland. I could make excuses, claiming that it’s a prompt taken from Word Press’ weekly photo theme (#escape), but honestly, it’s not. I was simply feeling nostalgic for a trip I … Continue reading

Lost in time in Chinchón
Food / Local / Madrid / Nature / Photography / Spain / Travel / Wine

Lost in time in Chinchón

Just 45 minutes away from Madrid, Chinchón feels like another world. It’s quaint, small, and ideal for a Madrid escape. In fact, it’s so close, you can even see the city’s skyline and sierra. From the crumbling castle, Chinchón’s highest point, time and space muddle together. Young boys kick a football, girls swing their hips … Continue reading