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Street Art: Mexico City – Tom Budzen

Graffiti as an art form first started in New York, where people would write their name with spray paint in an effort to gain some recognition. Pretty soon, graffiti became popular around the globe and came to Mexico City as well. For a while, the main form of graffiti was tagging or “throw-ups”, large two-tone tags written in bubbly font. It was largely illegal, but … Continue reading Street Art: Mexico City – Tom Budzen

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Myanmar – Tom Budzeń

Over the summer I travelled with my mom to Myanmar. I too, had no idea where it was up until the point of planning the trip. Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a not-so-small country in Southeast Asia, to the left of Thailand. In Myanmar I visited four different regions: Yangon (the capital until the 2006 military coup), Mandalay (the last royal capital), Bagan (a … Continue reading Myanmar – Tom Budzeń

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‘In the Shadow of a Prolific Monument’ – Felipe Urrutia

Sitting behind the Taj Mahal, the Yamuna River is a landscape overlooked by the millions of tourists that visit Agra annually. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the mausoleum in what used to be a pristine landscape. Mughal architects accounted for the river’s natural fog to create an illusion of levitation. Now, the city of Agra is shrouded in a dense smog, some days obscuring the Taj … Continue reading ‘In the Shadow of a Prolific Monument’ – Felipe Urrutia

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“Starry Night” – Tom Budzeń

The first time I came across pictures of stars I thought one thing: photoshop. After some research I realised that it was possible to take such pictures, and due to a developing passion for photography I took it upon myself to take some of the Milky Way. The most important thing about star photography is by far the location, as you want to aim for … Continue reading “Starry Night” – Tom Budzeń

“An Island off Miami…”

I met Jessica when I was in fourth grade, in Ms. Babani’s class at Key Biscayne Community School. She had just moved to Miami from Iron Mountain, Michigan. Ten years later, she and I are at the beach on Key Biscayne taking photos. Though they were taken in Miami, they look nothing like what you would expect Miami to be; they lack the anticipated vibrancy. Everything … Continue reading “An Island off Miami…”

Hyde Park: Stills

  These are images I took the last day before leaving Hyde Park for winter break. Some of my favorite things are pictured: Salonica’s, LaCroix, the dairy isle of HPP, and Stefan’s gloves. What I like most about these photos are the feeling of a home away from home that they invoke, the familiarity of a favorite diner with some of your favorite people. The … Continue reading Hyde Park: Stills