Create For Yourself

I know that this piece of advice has been shared many times before by me and by many other helpful people, but it warrants sharing again. Simply, create for yourself. Create whatever and however you want to create, on your terms. Share your creations with the world not for the paper-thin and fleeting affirmation of others, not for that ridiculous +1 […]

By |Aug 23rd, 2014|7 Comments

The early and lucky bird

I can’t remember what obscene hour Nicole and I woke up at to meet our driver/guide, who managed to get us to this spot before any other souls were there (aside from the security guards and vendors who were just beginning to set up shop for the day). This silhouette belongs to the famed Angkor […]

By |Aug 7th, 2014|1 Comment

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Deutschland! Großer Sieg!

Despite the rather anticlimactic final match of the FIFA World Cup, the solitary goal scored by Mario Gotze in extra-time play was beautifully struck. If you had to land a goal for your country’s win, that was a truly great way to do so. So with that, I want to send a big CONGRATULATIONS, GERMANY! on your […]

By |Jul 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Seen from every which way

Depending on how much mental fortitude you have, thinking about how to photograph something that has already been photographed a gajillion times (it’s a real number) in a unique way could prove to be… daunting. And, to a degree, that is rightfully an appropriate reaction. In these instances, I find that it helps to think about this endeavor the same way […]

By |Jun 24th, 2014|2 Comments

Where Levi lives…

It kinda sorta hit me like a brick wall as soon as I got off the lift on the 5th floor of the Ace Hotel. 501. There really is only one significant meaning for that number and it has to do with denim. And for whatever reason, this must have been the first time in my life that I got off […]

By |Jun 22nd, 2014|1 Comment

The recollective meanderings of a tourist in his own home

For reasons that are exceptionally personal, being born and raised in New York City (Brooklyn, specifically) means a lot. I remember growing up on East 72nd Street near Canarsie and riding my BMX bike to the end of the block, which ended unceremoniously and turned into a huge area of dirt. For a kid, it was awesome and made for a […]

By |Jun 21st, 2014|1 Comment