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Dienys & Tammi: New York

In early spring, my cousin introduced me to her friends who were looking for a wedding photographer in New York. Upon consulting my friends in the city, one made the obvious conclusion that I should do it. So, with countless shoots and dozens of weddings under my belt (neither of which had happened to go…

Armagh, Northern Ireland

The Hollow: Armagh, Northern Ireland

In honor of my grandfather, the patriarch of my family who is going through some health issues at the moment, I wanted to show the cottage his father was born in back in the 1800′s in County Armagh. I gave my Grampa a copy of this photo a year ago for his 89th birthday, and…

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Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern: London

Damien Hirst sure knows how to get double takes. From spliced cows to bedazzled medicine cabinets filled with cigarette butts, Hirst’s work has an ability to captivate the masses with a pop art style that’s contemporarily kitschy (in my opinion). He is a modern Picasso in the sense that he is not actually the inventor…

Berlin

Wise Words on the Wall: Berlin

Feels like a fitting post for the depressing news that initiative 522, which would label GMO foods in Washington was not passed. I will refrain from a seemingly irrelevant yet somehow parallel tangent to this Erich Fried quote, which is painted on a wall at the East Gallery. Everything about it is striking, from the clean…

Versailles

Rooftop Clock: Versailles

I miss France. I do. You know why? Because absence makes the heart grow fonder. But really, it does. I would love to go back to Versailles and illegally picnic, sketch the statues, and pretend I am Marie Antoinette. Perhaps I’d bring a man to row me around the canal, then photobomb a wedding party,…

Istanbul

Stray Dog: Istanbul

At first glance, it’s hard to make an educated conclusion if vagabond dogs outnumber feral cats in Istanbul– wherever you go, one of them is within a 50 foot radius of you. After a bit of investigation, I discovered that according to the World Health Association there are some 100,000 stray dogs and an unreported…

Istanbul

Suitcase Storage: Istanbul

This will be one of my last posts on Istanbul. The thing that I haven’t discussed in favor of my rants about animal jails are the AMAZING shops in the city. I mean, ridiculously cool stores from vintage boutiques to kitschy gift shops, eclectic clothing stores, massive electronic warehouses (okay that one isn’t quite as exciting)…