Travel

Photoshoot in Laguna Beach, California

Here are a couple of the shots from my last shoot in Laguna Beach, California! Hope you all enjoy these as much as I enjoyed shooting them!

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Travel More: San Francisco

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Portraiture of Female Vocalist, Gaby Duran

Here are a couple of stills from my first shoot with vocalist and dear friend, Gaby Duran. Enjoy 🙂
 

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Right to Wynwood

Our project, “Right to Wynwood” explores the causes and effects of gentrification in Wynwood. Through interviews with developers, gallerists, artists, community leaders, and members of the local Puerto Rican population, we seek to tell the story of how Wynwood went from Miami’s oldest Puerto Rican community to its largest art district, and what that means for the future of the neighborhood. We want people to be aware of the peculiar way in which the neighborhood was gentrified—one of them being the use of street art as a marketing tool. It’s a story about Miami in every way possible, from art to culture to economy to community. Our film is a documentation of a unique part of Miami’s history that just so happens to be in process right now. Though people have been calling Wynwood the ‘Soho of Miami’, we’ve discovered that this simply isn’t true, as gentrification in Wynwood occurred in a completely different way, with entirely different motives.

We’ve also discovered that no one actually knows what really happened, have never heard the word gentrification in their lives, and for the most part are blissfully unaware of what has been going on in their own streets. Many people are exploring Wynwood, but no one is asking any of the questions that we are.

Producer: Camila Álvarez 

Directors: Camila Álvarez  & Natalie Edgar

Director of Photography: Natalie Edgar


Somewhere in Aspen

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein


The Extra Mile: Colorado

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“Romanticism stressed the importance of the individual’s sense of awe before the grandeur of nature, resulting in expansive, mountainous views populated by tiny human figures.”


The Extra Mile

On September 10, I started a road trip to California with one of my closest friends. We drove through Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. Without any set schedule and the liberty to roam freely, we’ve been able to explore parts of the country we had never seen before. Soon, I’ll be sharing with you the beauties captured when going the extra mile.

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September 15, 2013. Aspen, Colorado. The essentials for this trip include my camera (duh) and a travel journal in which I’ve been collecting little treasures along the way.


Markets Around the World: Quito, Ecuador

Whenever I travel to far away lands, a main priority on my agenda is to stop at the local markets. Within each city of every country there are unique characteristics. These details are vivid as you walk through the stalls where vendors and locals gather and share their cherished and most used items: tropical fruits or coconut broom sticks, Mediterranean spices and lanterns, or wine, cheese, and paintings… My photo series of “Markets Around the World” are representations of the uniqueness of individual cultures and the basic need for human interaction, exchange and communion.

Living in corporate America where we stroll through mega supermarket chains, grocery carts in tow in search of the next best processed product of artificially preserved “goods” sealed in boxes or cans, has made me appreciate these places in which the natural, pure, hand crafted are still regarded with value and esteem. For me, shopping in supermarkets feels more like a chore compared to shopping in small markets where you can experience real human synergy instead of the mandatory “Here’s your receipt, Thank you.”

Here are some photos taken with my Iphone in Quito, Ecuador!

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Markets Around the World: Valencia, Spain

Whenever I travel to far away lands, a main priority on my agenda is to stop at the local markets. Within each city of every country there are unique characteristics. These details are vivid as you walk through the stalls where vendors and locals gather and share their cherished and most used items: tropical fruits or coconut broom sticks, Mediterranean spices and lanterns, or wine, cheese, and paintings… My photo series of “Markets Around the World” are representations of the uniqueness of individual cultures and the basic need for human interaction, exchange and communion.

Living in corporate America where we stroll through mega supermarket chains, grocery carts in tow in search of the next best processed product of artificially preserved “goods” sealed in boxes or cans, has made me appreciate these places in which the natural, pure, hand crafted are still regarded with value and esteem. For me, shopping in supermarkets feels more like a chore compared to shopping in small markets where you can experience real human synergy instead of the mandatory “Here’s your receipt, Thank you.”

Here is my Valencia, Spain edition of “Markets Around the World

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Markets Around the World: Georgetown, Guyana

Here is my Guyana edition of “Markets Around the World”.

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Lifestyle, Guyana

Some more photos from our trip to Guyana this summer.

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Guyana, South America

This May, Jonathan Machado and I had the pleasure of working in Guyana, South America.  Neither one of us had ever been to this unique country located just north of Brazil and east of Venezuela. The most interesting part of this experience was immersing myself within the heterogeneous, mixed demographics. The ethnic groups are Indian, African, European, Chinese, and the Indigenous. The two largest are the Indo-Guyanese (from India) and Afro-Guyanese (from Africa).  So, you get to see beautiful Indian architecture and dance to Caribbean rhythms all in one place. We got to eat Creole and Curry dishes, share laughs with our new friends Ryan and Jermaine, and of course document the entire trip.  You can visit Jonathan’s photoblog to view his lovely stills from our travels.  The video we worked on will be up soon as well. Enjoy!

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Freedom is a State of Mind (Self Portraits)

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Wanderlustin’

What inspired this video I created with the help of Nik Martinez was the simple thought of how powerful “Wanderlusting” truly is.  I constantly encourage all of my loved ones to wander through unknown lands because I truly feel as though it is the most powerful way to acquire knowledge. Traveling more brings us a different type of awareness, one that removes us from our stagnant comfort zones. One that makes us realize how connected human beings really are. It makes you see the fact that we are slowly moving away from the concept of collectivism, and being driven towards more individualistic ideals instead.

The concept of the video is related to the experience of traveling itself. One doesn’t really know how each part (or place visited) fits together until the very end of the journey, once it has been seen from the holistic perspective.

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”

-T.S. Elliot

PRESS PLAY & remember, TRAVEL MORE.

Wanderlustin’ from Natalie Edgar on Vimeo.


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Eat, Drink, and Be Married

 


La Mala Rodriguez Performs at Grand Central

On Saturday night, Latin Grammy award winning hip hop artist, La Mala Rodriguez performed in Downtown Miami nightclub, Grand Central.  To see the full article check out BeachedMiami.

June 30, 2012. Miami, FL.

June 30, 2012. Miami, FL.


Studio Photography in Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Argentine Passions in Madrid

 

June 2, 2012. Madrid, Spain. Argentine dancers perform tango during dinner at Pasiones Argentinas, a restaurant found on Leganitos Nº 28 Gran Via, near Madrid’s city center.