Awake at 3:35am in the apartment. I fold my still wet laundry and begin packing my backpack for my next flight. I’m leaving Karlsruhe and heading to Toulouse. My flight is at 5:55am and my host, Nora, has generously offered to drive me the 90km […]
I left Wouter and the Netherlands on Tuesday, June 13th for Cologne, Germany. This wasn’t the initial plan until just a few days before. I’ve never been one for concrete travel arrangements. This may help give a picture of how loose my travel plans are […]
Day #11 – Rotterdam, Netherlands. I left Boston on a rainy Monday evening. It was a good send off from the few people I know in that city. Since it was a night flight to Oslo, the intention was to sleep, but rarely does that ever happen for me on a plane […]
I’m standing on the launch pad once again. Today is my last day stateside as I ready myself for another leap into an uncertain stretch of time abroad. I’ve spent the past seven months back home in Tennessee, working my paintbrush across the suburbs […]
Since calling it quits on my summer’s drive, it seems my thoughts and emotions from the journey have slowly layered one upon the other, revealing an image now comprehensive in both its beauty and depth. These ink blot memories, churning in my head for months, have now transformed from abstractions to the perfected masterpiece in a crescendo of harmonic clarity […]
In 2012, National Geographic published an article on the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation titled, “In the Shadow of Wounded Knee.” The article exposed me to unforgettable images of the Oglala Lakota people and how they live today. It was a positive article focusing on the strength and resilience of the Oglala community, but the abject poverty […]
Seventeen states down, thirty-three to go. I’ve clocked over five thousand miles on the highway and too many hours to count. Throughout my month on the road, I’ve tried my best to play the Instagram game and dish out regular posts. I like to think I’ve gotten better at stripping away the romanticized filter that accompanies the words and images I share […]
I’ve departed New England with a greater appreciation for the Southern spring than I’ve had ever. The nights were cold and wet while camping in a few of the National Parks and Forests in the area, but we did catch a couple of beautiful sunsets where the clouds parted just before the dark ended the day […]
I made it to Boston after a four-day drive and a smooth 1,300 miles. My goal was to sit down and have a chat with at least one person from every state, take their portrait, and move on to the next. It quickly became evident this wasn’t exactly realistic with the timeline I had set for myself. In one day I drove through five states from D.C. to Connecticut […]
In the last week of April, I’ll begin a cross-country road-trip through the United States. Leaving from Memphis, Tennessee, I’ll drive northeast to New England for the first leg and continue in a haphazard zig-zag from coast to coast to coast in a route that stretches over 12,000 miles […]
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