A Weekend in Detroit

As a Metro Detroit native, it’s really a shame that I don’t get down to Detroit more often. Every time that I do visit, however, I’m reminded of just how powerful the city is. Although there is a lot of work that still needs to be done, the city is booming and the people are proud. What I like most about Downtown is that it has a character all its own. There isn’t a city like Detroit out there and our spirit emanates from every corner. My cousins and I had quite the weekend in the city:

  • Driving around Downtown: Side streets, The Riverfront, Heidelberg project, etc.
  • Breaking into Abandoned Buildings: Detroit has over 78,000 of them and as long as they are not schools or buildings that are being restored it is OK to trespass. We ventured inside of a church and a 15-story apartment building.
  • Visiting The Henry Ford Museum: This museum is like stepping inside of a time machine! It’s super interactive which makes it impossible to not have a good time. There are all sorts of relics that showcase just how innovative the American people are.
  • Attending a Tigers Baseball Game at Comerica Park: Great food, great beer, great company. The atmosphere inside of the stadium is amazing.

Garry Winogrand

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Garry Winogrand, a street photographer, best known for his unique portrait of American life in the mid 20th century, is one of my favorite photographers. I was lucky enough to visit his exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in … Continue reading

Gypset Travel

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“Gypset [is used] to describe a new lifestyle that fuses the carefree ethos of a gypsy nomad with the sophistication of the jet set. Gypsy + Jet Set= Gypset.”

Just got my hands on the most amazing book! Gypset Travel (a follow-up to Julia Chaplin‘s fabulous first book, Gypset Style) explores the lesser-known enclaves for gypsies around the world. Featuring places like Deia, Spain to Montauk, USA, the pages are filled with amazing photography and first-person stories about the new bohemian world of artists, designers, and bon vivants. This was definitely a great purchase and a perfect new addition to my coffee table collection!

La Dolce Vita

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La Dolce Vita, a new series by photographer Gray Malin, captures some of the most amazing beaches in Italy. The vintage inspired set is a result of a 2,000 mile coastal road trip from Cinque Terre to Capri and everywhere in between.

Summer Skies

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  I took this picture way back in August while I was sitting in the passenger seat of a friend’s car. I am so ready to see these summer skies again. You just cannot beat the feeling that a beautiful … Continue reading

The Window Seat.

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed earlier and saw this amazing picture:

Take off just after sunrise… ☺️💛⛅️

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There is truly nothing better than a window seat when flying and I think that this photo captures the beauty of the experience perfectly.

Photos, photos, and more photos!

Hello fellow bloggers!

I know I’ve been on hiatus for quite awhile now, but hopefully this post will make up for at least a little bit of the lost time! I’ve been pretty busy the last couple months because it is my last semester as an undergrad in college (read: endless job hunting, a lot of senior projects, and of course all those extracurriculars…)

Excuses excuses, right? Anyways, I finally added photos from my Dubai trip to the ‘Snapshot‘ section of my blog! Check ’em out and let me know what you think!

Also, stay tuned because I’ll be uploading some of my spring break pictures! A few friends and I decided to road trip down to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras and we also stopped in Nashville on the way back!

Flickr: My Photostream

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Hello fellow bloggers! I just wanted to let you know that I decided to get a flickr account. I’ve always loved taking photos, as you know, I’ve shared some of my snapshots on this blog, but I wanted to start a more comprehensive photography portfolio with pictures from both my past and present. I’ve uploaded some photos to my profile that I’ve taken with my camera and my phone. I’m also beginning to play around with editing and would appreciate any feedback you might have! Are any of you on Flickr? I’d love to check out your stream and also get your suggestions on other good accounts to follow. Comment below!