photography

Havana, Cuba (2018)

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I have always wanted to go to Cuba. I think what really peaked my interest in wanting to travel there was the movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. The first time I watched that movie I was around the age of 17! I’ve held onto the want for so long. It is cliche to let a movie push interest in travel but that film bumped Cuba to the top of my list. Specifically Havana, as that is where the movie primarily was filmed.

I talked about wanting to visit Cuba with my mom and she told me how that has been a place that she has wanted to experience as well. We looked into traveling there. We found a fun option to go on a cruise through Royal Caribbean and next thing you know that is where we ended up!

I was really into the culture in Havana. The art, music and food. I love how the people seem to be holding onto the culture dearly as a lot of these things have not been Westernized and that’s important to realize when traveling. You are organically a part of their lifestyle when you visit a place. Everyday there was something new and eye opening that we got to see. Creative environments, pure joy, bright colors and a lot of sun!

There are a bunch of photos that I took on the trip that I wanted to share and I hope that after seeing these images your interest will peak as well.

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Texas & Vintage

One of my favorite things to do is connect with people on social media. A few months ago I had a chance to link up with Sarah Beth and Kenna who are both individuals that I met through Instagram. Kenna is a model and Sara collects Vintage fashion which she sells through her online shop. Both these women are from Texas which happened to be a great coincidence. We spent an afternoon listening to The Beatles, talking about our likes and dislikes between Denver and Texas. We each put our talents into a collaborative shoot after bonding a little bit. It's always inspiring to meet like minded individuals. Below are a collection of images that I captured during our afternoon together xx


Model: Kenna
( @kennaskye_m )
Styling: Sarah Beth
( @howtostealamillion_shop )
Photography:
( @eocxx )

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Maggie Rogers

Sometimes when I'm photographing things I feel like everything has to be specific and I have to follow some kind of life guideline for being a photographer - I wish I would stop doing this to myself and I finally kicked myself in the ass in regards to this guideline being fake. Being a photographer is about capturing everything. I knew that Maggie Rogers was performing at Larimer Lounge in Denver so I tucked my camera into a purse and took this opportunity to photograph her at a sold out show. 

From what I know - Maggie Rogers kind of blew up over night thanks to Pharrell Williams who sat in on a masterclass at NYU. She is on a few sold out tours and she is only 22. - pretty insane!  While watching her perform it became really apparent as to why people are falling in love with her. You either LOVE Maggie Rogers or you don't have any idea who she is - then you find out about her and she's just one of those artists who sticks with you. 

All I have to say is that she is definitely someone to see live.  

Below are some images of her. She sparkles and shines for sure ~~~~ 

 

 

In New York

New York City

It's so hard for me to hate a place I travel to because every place I've been has something I can connect with.  I've been to New York before. I was young at the time, in high school. There is something about this place that I really enjoyed, being older & being able to appreciate everything around me more. From human interactions to site seeing...  It's because a city full of love, culture, life and style surrounded me- experiences within all these seemed endless- my mind wanted something completely new and that is exactly what New York showed me.  I caught up with friends who I haven't seen in a long time. Each of them  are doing and living life amazingly in the city! I saw my first Broadway play with my mother and god mom. I met some new people who are now friends  ~ (time to start that gofundme that you all offered #jokes) but don't worry, I'll be back soon :)  Some day I hope to live here. A weekend wasn't enough time. There is never enough time. 

PS I still want a supreme brick. @ supreme store employee I triggered because I asked him for one when they were sold out of them ! ! ! 

Below are some images from my trip.  Photos taken by Sanjana Stein ~ Photos that have me in them were taken by Maya Coleman ~ 

 

 

"New York, you're perfect / Don't please don't change a thing"

- LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

 

 

 

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