Favela Flava

January 24, 2012

The idyllic country of Brazil is home to beautiful people, beaches, rain forests and a conglomeration of cultures but under the span of Christ the Redeemer lies a less spoken of piece of Rio. In 2005 two Dutch artists who go by the names Haas & Hahn took on a project that would transform one of the most dangerous favelas in Rio’s Penha section into a true community. Not only did they employ the local youth to get the murals underway, the citizens who had been warned to avoid coming outside due to gang wars just weeks before treated the art as a reason for celebration. The streets were flooded with families who were able to enjoy the beauty and cultural injection gifted to their neighborhood. This project by Haas & Hahn is a prime example that the broken window theory can be effectively subsided, if not reversed.

http://www.favelapainting.com/home 

Ballerina Project

January 18, 2012

Almost every little girl dreams of being a ballerina for at least a moment in their childhood. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with Natalie Portman’s body nor do I want to give up margaritas but fortunately I have come to terms with those two realizations. Here is a peek at an amazing project by photographer Dane Shitagi. He does a beautiful job capturing the emotions of these unbelievably eloquent women in America’s urban landscape.

http://ballerinaproject.com

Fall Back

September 20, 2011

As neglectful as I have been to my blog the past month (rounding down here…) I have been seriously busy in the real world. It’s so great to be back! Finally finding the time to post some personal photos from my most recent adventures and interesting sights.

summ summ stuff

July 29, 2011

Have had a crazy, busy, amazing last week and a half. Bopping around NYC while visiting my sister, Brooklyn to see one of my best friends, shows and shopping and even beer tasting in slower-lower DE. Sad summer is almost over but some things never last. Happy Friday!

ran into this Roa rabbit in Brooklyn last week 

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July 21, 2011

J’aime la France

July 14, 2011

Happy quatorze juillet Frenchies!

Missing the friends, food, scenery and lifestyle.