I just want to be as cool as Henriette when I’m 85!!! Today I had the opportunity to photograph Henriette, a holocaust survivor, as she jumped out of a plane to celebrate her grandson’s 18th birthday. It’s the second time she sky dives after doing it last year for her older grandson’s birthday. She was all smiles all day! What a pleasure :)
Fecha outro capítulo. Até mais, Brazil. Obrigado por tudo.
Swipe ⬅️: You know, the hardest part about college isn’t necessarily the tests or the research papers, it’s all the “goodbyes” and “see you laters” one has to say. From the first one we give our family right before we head off to college to the last one we give our school after we graduate, we are constantly moving and continuing the cycle and it doesn’t get any easier the more we do it. Because of this, I like to reflect on the experiences and thank the people that entered my life and made it that much more special. This semester, ten of us made it to Brazil not being totally familiar with the culture, the language, and the people. But that didn’t matter because everyone came with the right mindset of being all in for the experience and having a good time no matter what. Simply said, it’s been four months of awesomeness. From Sao Paulo, to Salvador, to the Aldeia, to Paraty, we’ve enjoyed a lot of Brazil together and have made this experience worth it. To my Brazilian roommates in apartment 74, I couldn’t have asked for better people and friends. You guys made us love Sao Paulo (although Rio is pretty cool), livened up our apartment, and were always there for us. To the CET program coordinators and professors, you all are amazing. I’m still not sure how we did all the activities and trips that we did without having not even one issue and that speaks volumes about your coordination, professionalism, and the awesome people you all are!!! Muito obrigado, Brazil. A gente vai ter saudade de você mas não se preocupe, nos voltaremos. - Os Gringos de CET Fall 2017
Another beach photo because I would much rather be in Ipanema right now than in my living room writing research papers 🙃
Swipe ⬅️: Panoramic of Copacabana. Rio, vou sentir sua falta.
Swipe ⬅️: Museu do Amanhã this morning. The architecture is beautiful but what’s real meaningful is all the important information that one learns inside. Highly recommend.
Just one of the billion frames that was taken of Christ the Redeemer today. An amazing experience. One wonder of the world done, six more to go.
Em Centro Histórico.
A Walk Through Ibirapuera.
“Ñao Adianta Chorar.” Um pouquinho de Samba Rock neste Sabado. Muito obrigado ao trompetista que me deixou tirar seu foto.
One last one from Paraty.
Today, we learned about the Caiçara culture - specifically in the islands of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro. This fishermen community has adapted with the times and has been developing what they describe as a community cultural tourism economy where tourists visit the islands to learn more about its people and their culture. All this while making sure they maintain sustainable practices that keep their bay and communities clean and safe. Thanks to Almir Tã who served as our tour guide and showed us around his island.
Today’s adventure. Trinidad, Paraty.
This past week, my images placed in two CPOY categories. This one placed bronze in “Sports Feature,” and Lungz’s story - Rumble Young Man, Rumble - won an award of excellence in “Domestic Story.” Though I don’t do what I do to win contests, it feels great when our efforts as visual storytellers are recognized. I am honored that my images placed in this contest and that now these images and story will be seen by more people. I am also super excited and happy that four of my peers also placed! Syracuse had a total of six winning images/stories (second most in stills) and I think that speaks volumes of our professors, our students, and what we are doing as a program. Also, congrats to all my friends outside of school that also placed. Well deserved!
The roomie is always thinking.
Americana in the streets of Colonia, Uruguay.
Rio de La Plata desde San Isidro en Buenos Aires. Ya extrajo a esta preciosa ciudad.
Swipe ⬅️: Un pedacito de Buenos Aires. A explorar un poquito más hoy. Que ciudad más bella.