26.2

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i ran a marathon. i ran 26.2 fucking miles (that’s 42 kilometers for my metric system peeps). without walking. for a kid who grew up being the last one picked in PE class, a girl who was nerdy and awkward, … Continue reading

the gamache sisters

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i met allison at work when she had just arrived in south florida from seattle. this poor white girl felt so out of place in hispanic country so i extended my brazilian warmth to make her feel welcome (and show … Continue reading

amarillo hops

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my friend allison’s grandfather discovered amarillo hops and patented the variety a while back. luckily, it was harvest season when i visited her last month and i got a full tour of the farm and the procedure, from harvest to … Continue reading

i’m with the band

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washington state music festival + being friends with people from the band + camping + beer = amazing time for more information on the band not amy visit their fb page. you can also watch chad bault’s intimate performance for … Continue reading

oh canada

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british columbia has been on my to go list for quite some time. i spent three days traveling alone between alaska and seattle. the train ride vancouver-seattle is something i will not soon forget.

alaska

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i spent 8 days in juneau last month for a work project. it’s hard to put into words the feeling i get when i’m surrounded by nature. alaska is nature on steroids. i can’t say much more other than it took … Continue reading

sistrunk

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i am still startled by extreme social differences in american cities. in any given metropolis, a couple of blocks can mean polar opposite socioeconomic status and a very different urban landscape. growing up in brazil, i was used to seeing … Continue reading

into the wild

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“On bended knee is no way to be free Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently All my destinations will accept the one that’s me So I can breathe… Circles they grow and they swallow people whole Half their … Continue reading

marketing

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i love my job. most importantly, i love the company i work for and the people i work with. working in marketing allows me to foster my creativity and think outside the box (i’ve never been one to stay inside … Continue reading

weddings

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i frequently get contacted by engaged couples wanting to see my past work. i shot weddings professionally full time for three years but since i updated my blog most of that work is not readily available. for those interested, here … Continue reading

mexico

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soft sand, turquoise water, mezcal… what else does one need in life.

chaos

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“Photography is a response to the world, not a reflection of it.  It is an attempt to bring order out of chaos, understanding out of confusion, wisdom out of ignorance and lastly, beauty out of despair.  It is my attempt … Continue reading