Balboa park is filled with people who buy berry-flavored gelato or pose for photos at one of many picturesque spots. a girl hands me her phone and then jumps into her partner’s arms. wrapping her legs around his torso, she presses a cheek close to his—smiling. I snap as many shots as possible, freezing the moment, and trying but failing to hide a smile of my own.Read more "September in San Diego: a photo journal"
This week on ‘Friendly Footprints’, Juwan talks to me about her time in Hawaii with her beautiful sisters and Mama (as she fondly calls her mom), to celebrate Mama turning 60.Read more "‘Friendly Footprints’ in Hawaii with Juwan B."
Yemi and I are in the backseat of her parent’s car listening as they recount wistful memories from living in Los Angeles. “A straight bus down Wilshire is essentially a tour of L.A.” Aunt E. says as we pass by familiar places—the second-story apartment one of her kids jumped down from, LACMA, someone’s old school. […]Read more "A Weekend in L.A."
It’s late enough in the morning that the streets are already packed with people who flit in and out of restaurants and stores, wait in line at taco stands and ice-cream shops, and [like me] point their cameras at or above eye-level to capture the city’s sights. I use the Zocalo [main plaza] as a starting […]Read more "Everyday Mexico City: A Photo Journal"
I’ve spent years wanting to visit some of the world’s most famous wine regions and now I live in one. I searched ‘wine country’ on Google while writing this and the first place that came up was California. I’ll be honest, when I dreamed of traveling through wine regions, I imagined vineyards in South Africa, […]Read more "An Afternoon in Napa Valley, California"