I'm not one for big cities, but Santiago's pretty cool. I've been using so much public transportation! Everyday it has been... walk 1/2 mile to the metro, then take the metro, then take the train or bus. It's exhausting, but it makes me feel like a badass. i'm lame.
The first real shoot I had in Santiago was Tuga's performance at this little circus in the city. Adam, Austin and I checked it out...
. . . it was awesome.
I want to put up more... but i can't give it all away! For more, you should ask me about buying a presale of the book and DVD that comes out April 10th. We need these presales because the school doesn't give us enough money to make our projects, so we have to raise majority of the money ourselves. Any support would be greatly appreciated!
Also, to get a taste of what the rest of the group is up to, check out the Chile Blog... I'm really excited, this group is so talented! i have a good feeling about our project :)
instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know you realize that life goes fast it's hard to make the good things last you realize the sun doesn't go down it's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round.
HEY! i'm in the southern hemisphere right now. . .
This is where i am. This is one of the many murals painted around town. This is one right outside the door to my hostel. I love it and i'm going to print it and take it and put it up next to my bed when i return to the states.
Did a short story on the elevator here. Just a taste... Meet Carlita. She is the coolest 3-legged cat you'll ever encounter.
This is Emma and me after we ate a huge plate of fries topped with meat, onion and cheese.
I'm glad i'm a photographer, because words cannot express the way i feel.
I'm not used to the time change, yet. It doesn't help that i'm sick, either.
So my contacts have fallen through, so i've been searching the street for a story. My Spanish is good, so I'm constantly talking to new, exciting, kind people. Right now, i'm barely scratching the surface, but i'm enjoying the results...
I'm working on that interaction. I guess it's a pretty dangerous place, because every time i pull out my camera, a local immediately tells me to put it away and hide it. This makes me limited to what i can shoot and being able to capture a "moment" because my camera is never easily accessible. That's my excuse, and i'm sticking to it!
That's all for now, i need to go to bed, dammit. It's 2am.
This city feels endless. Even though the food is greasy (in the best/worst way possible), the amount of stairs i have to climb daily will make my ass look amazing by the time i get back. Okay, that was a bit inappropriate, but it's a fact! I'm looking forward to my future perky butt.
What i'm really trying to say is that the architecture is crazy! The town is like a tie dye shirt.. except for the lame part. Bright, fun colors are sprinkled on everything. On top of that, you can't walk 5 meters without seeing a beautiful mural. i have hourly eyegasms because of it.
Then there's the massive amount of stairs all over the city. It's like a cruel maze at times with uneven STEEP stairs. it's like a test that i barely pass each time. If i were a local, i would get a big bottle of water and some chips and go observe the out of shape Americans who attempt to climb the stairs. Regardless, I wouldn't have it any other way. It all makes my heart smile.
I made it back from Mexico with all limbs in tact and sin swine flu. It's been a crazy two sessions of too many classes, Chile preparation, moving into a new home, and dealing with college angst (lame, i know). Only 4 months until i graduate!
blah blah blah... i made it to CHILE!!!!
I can't tell you how nervous i was about this trip and this experience. Words cannot express the doubts i had in my mind. But now i'm here, in this beautiful country, having no trouble getting around or communicating with anyone. I cant thank my family enough for letting me go to Mexico for the summer. BEST PREPARATION EVER.
This is what i was born to do. I know it. When i'm in a different country with a camera around my neck, i strive. I truly feel unstoppable. Nothing can get in my way. Nothing.
Wow.. I'm a dork. I'll shut up now and let you look at some pictures...
First, i made a quick stop in Lima, Peru on the way to Chile. Quick as in 25 minutes in the airport. Totally worth it.
Self portrait numero uno in Chile. This was taken on the bus from the Santiago Airport to Valparaiso after 15 hours of travelling. i immediately fell in love.
Jason, me, and Adam up on the hill in Valparaiso overlooking the city...
it has only just begun. More is coming!
I miss you all back in the states... especially my new roommates. I love you all.