Girona Through A Holga

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 in Photography, Spain | No Comments
Girona Through A Holga

A broken camera can force you to see the world in a whole new way. Imagine my disappointment on that first night in Barcelona, when some freakish electronic fritz made my Pentax unusable. I was spending a week and a half in Spain for TBEX, and I had tempered some of my ambivalence about the […]

Water Trekking And Shooting Analogue

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 in Photography, Spain | One Comment
Water Trekking And Shooting Analogue

I run a low-tech photography operation here. Shooting film doesn’t require the constant acquisition of fancy equipment that digital does. One of my favorite cameras to shoot with is basically a plastic box. Another one was a gift pulled from a friend’s basement. My images aren’t about gloss and perfection; they are about feelings, ambience, […]

Returning to Barcelona

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in Personal, Spain | No Comments
Returning to Barcelona

In my own personal mythology, Barcelona is a city that looms large. I’ve loved it desperately and hated it completely. I swore I would never return, and then I did. Barcelona is the city that made me want to live abroad. I first visited during my semester abroad in Prague. During our spring break, I […]

How To (Not) Enjoy The Festival of Sant Joan in Barcelona

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Spain, Stories and Essays | One Comment
How To (Not) Enjoy The Festival of Sant Joan in Barcelona

This Flashback Friday is from summer 2011. My sister Hillary and I backpacked for six weeks after her semester in Barcelona, traveling all around Spain and the Balkans (with a couple of trips to Istanbul and Zurich). As I planned it, the pièce de résistance of our trip would be the Festival of Sant Joan […]