Ted Talks asked instagram users to hashtag Localnaturalwonders as a photo challenge and they chose to use mine!
On my way to Italy, where I plan to swim in the salty Mediterranean Ocean, rides boats and planes and bikes; where I will dine with family under bright sun and briskly walk through crowded streets full of tourists and locals. This is going to be a great couple weeks, although I am missing a friend’s wedding, I am happy to be spending time with my Omi in what could be our last trip with her. Up up and away I go.
Here is the full review of this show itself, Hey Reverb. I have to say that after an altercation with one of most aggressive people I have come across at a concert (a Beach House concert no less) I had to leave early and thus the photos may be a bit dark. She wouldn’t allow me to walk passed her to get out of the pit at the Boulder Theatre, I wasn’t even shooting! I was simply trying to get to the up and out and to the back of the venue. Her and her boyfriend (Mr. Frat), were pathetic in their insults, and actually tried to hit me after having her elbow jab me multiple times as I slipped passed her back, I covered my cameras mostly to not respond as I am a pro- I do not engage is shit like that especially ones tripping on whatever the fuck they were on. So I had them thrown out after a bouncer who knows me there asked why I was leaving so soon. Never resort to violence, even if your blood is on fire. Lesson, some people won’t let you walk by, you may have to push passed to get where you’re going.
I can honestly say that this show actually distracted me from my job more than a few times! Brittany’s playing struck me with awe so often that I found myself putting my camera down and completely forgot I was working, which is no easy feat for this photo nerd. For the rest of this series click here, Hey Reverb. She just rocks. Definitely go see this band if you get the chance!
Check out the full review and photos at Hey Reverb. Women, rock.
My Omi is battling cancer and I am putting this out there to manifest a full recovery to her and release of pain. I love her so much. She has given me so many gifts and exposed me to new talents. She has always fought for me and supported me in every way someone can be supported. I bring love and hope to her now. This photo was taken in 2005 on a trip with the whole family to Vail during an exceptionally hard time for me, I was about 20 and battling severe anxiety after moving back from art school in San Francisco. Omi, Cass and I drove up together and I had an amazing time in the mountains. … I love you, Omi