Easter Session(s)

After a full season of introspection, I decided that I needed to make space in my life for some new creative energy. I booked another Peerspace, this time in my neighborhood and photographed three different performance artists. Two singer-songwriters and one actor. Below are some of my favorite shots from the sessions. 

If you’re interested in learning more about them check them out via Instagram: 

(1) Kable Barnhart

(2) Motteo.

(3) Kaylyn Marie.

occhi chiari, cuori pieni

I caught a train to Florence from Milan and spent the week with my friend, Marco. 

Marco co-owns a restaurant with his brother in Santo Spirito called Italian Tapas.  If you have a chance to go to Florence, definitely make sure to check it out – not only is the space gorgeous, but the food is delicious, and the employees are amazing! It is hands down my favorite place in all of Florence, simply because of because of how warm and welcoming it feels as soon as you step inside the restaurant. 

Last time I was in Florence, I took things as they came and did not plan too much. This time, I intended to the same, but I signed up for a few art classes. I also signed up for my first AirBnB Experience and took a photo walk with Italian photographer Davide Mandolini. You can view my mini photo series from that walk here

Below are two images from Piazzale Michelangelo, which provides a panoramic view of the city. It is also a really great space for watching people take selfies. 

This trip was drastically different than my first, but it was just as enlightening. I learned so much about myself, the city of Florence, and discovered new ways to create (in three different mediums!).

Though my Italian is still fairly limited, this phrase perfectly summarizes my experience: occhi chiari, cuori pieni, non può perdere. 

Winter Blues (And Purples)

On my redeye flight to Olso from JFK, I couldn’t sleep. 

For seven hours. And I never have problems sleeping, especially when on planes. 

While I was excited to see my friends in Europe, I was worried that the feelings I was running away from would catch up with me.  

I arrived shortly before noon, with only a handful of hours of daylight to spare. After a quick refresh and debrief on all things Kardashian, we ventured out into the city, stopping only for (really good) food and coffee. We went to the Vigelandsparken, which is a strange, yet beautiful sculpture park. There were many highlights, but the one I’ll focus on is pictured below.

Now, this isn’t some obscure piece that I happened to stumble upon; this piece is one of the main attractions of the park, which I had no idea about before going to the park. 

I had traveled thousands of miles to free myself of this perception that I had been suppressing to only find it embodied in statue form. A little-angry-baby. Incapable of doing anything to change how I felt and frustrated by as much. While I am very much aware that that isn’t actually true to my reality, it didn’t make the feelings I had any less real for me.

 Though my trip to Norway was only 23 hours, visiting with Natta and Gabbi was a figurative and literal breath of fresh air; while flying out of Olso to Milan, I was finally able to catch my breath. 

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