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The Alster // Hamburg, Germany


Leica Minizoom // 35 mm, 200 ISO

Hamburg is a city defined by water, weaving between centuries old factories and centers of trade, churches and modern flats under a vast network of bridges that outnumber Venice and Amsterdam combined. The chief body of water in Hamburg is the Alster, a tributary of the river Elbe, forming two lakes in the center that give the city its identity, not necessarily by what the water adds, but by the space it takes and the land it leaves to man. Giving one the sense that from the Alster’s edge, one finally has the requisite distance to appreciate what’s in front of them, on the far side of the shore.



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Under the triumphant arch.

If only we still held wonder in our eyes

The Arc de Triomf, Barcelona

Leica Minizoom, 35 mm B&W, 400 ISO

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On the Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea

The wind brings clouds that brush their muted grey across the sky and choppy caps of white in the reflecting sea. An Island of green lush trees bridges the gap between horizons, vivid in the haze.

Our apartment is far enough away from civilization to deem going anywhere unnecessary, so we read and write and watch the changing light play across the expanse outside our window. A shallow blue cargo ship rises and falls with the tide, moored stationery since morning.

Branches dance in the breeze outside our door, movement tempered by distance, perception. The boat is barely moving. On the island all is still. And beyond, only birds can break the spell.

— Dubrovnik, Croatia

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The Origins of a Good Conversation.


Some film photos of my time in New York City.

“One person seeks a midwife for his thoughts, another seeks to act as midwife. The origins of a good conversation.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

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Amsterdam // Film walk

A few weeks back I took a day off from the coffeeshops and wandered around the city with my sister-in-law, her friend Sunny, and my Leica mini-zoom in hopes of catching a unicorn on film.

Well, maybe I didn’t take a day off from the coffeeshops, but here are some of the shots I just got back from being developed. I need to build a dark room…

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Home: (1987)

I was digging around in the closet the other day when I unearthed my Dad’s old Leica Mini-Zoom — a point and shoot camera he must’ve got around 1987 according to the time stamps. It’s old, it’s film, and I had fun dropping off the little black canister to get it developed, enjoying the delayed gratification of it all. There’s something about the scarcity evoked by film — only having a limited number of shots — that gives the photos an added weight. (Plus the camera and I have the added bond of being born only days apart.)

These photos were scanned and converted from color to b&w.

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