I am always looking to capture fleeting interactions between people—the little things we all notice, but forget almost just as quickly. Those passing moments make up most of our lives. This is why photographs are so exciting; they keep us connected to our surroundings, past and present.
This photo captures one of those moments. I was walking around Chicago and saw three friends enjoying cigars. I reached into my bag and got my film camera ready for a shot. As I was focusing the lens, the guy in the middle threw me a peace sign. I took the shot, put my camera in my bag, waved back, and continued on. I didn’t realize the guy was Steve Harvey until the scans came back from the film lab. In fact, if I had known it was him, I probably would have left him alone and given him a break from being in the public eye.
Steve Harvey, if this post somehow makes it across your screen, thanks for being so cool about letting me take your photo, and sorry for interrupting your cigar break. It looks like you had great company.
This is a glimpse of Cape Town’s Skyline.
I woke up around sunrise and went for the longest walk around Cape Town. These are photos from an epic day-long walk around the city. I hope I was able to capture a glimpse into the beautiful of such a heavenly city. Cape Town is the perfect mixture of natural beauty and an urban landscape. Oh and there is always a sea breeze off the Atlantic. As I look back at this trip, I have spent long periods staring at the photo above. Every time I see that panorama, it takes me back to this walk.
As I was walking down the street, I saw some people out by the water. One of the guys out there was swimming in the water and his blue trunks juxtaposed against the water drew me in.
Isn’t this the most perfect way to start your day: “I will be right back, I am going to go for a quick swim in the Atlantic Ocean.”
You know how I like lines.
… and a few more.
I have a bunch of pictures of these little German cars. I couldn’t get enough of them.
After I got done taking this photo I realized that there were a bunch of people waiting on the sidewalk for me to take my picture.
A street of color
This is one of the first photos I took when I got to Bo Kaap. I was seriously overwhelmed by the color. Wouldn’t you love to wake up and walk out to a street like this?
Cape Town has so much to offer but the idea of visiting a the Muslim quarter with every house painted in a different pastel color was the most intriguing. Bo Kaap
was the first place I visited when I got to the city.
This might be my favorite photo from the set. I need to come up with a hashtag for photos that are worthy of hanging on my wall.
People leaving their homes to head to work early in the morning.
I was just getting home after summiting Lion’s Head and made plans for watching the sunset.
It is not very often that I get to see the sun dip behind the Atlantic Ocean. I was getting home after a long day of hiking and a taxi driver highly recommended this view. I rushed home, showered and headed out to Signal Hill for a view of the sunset. I made it just in time for this view and I wasn’t alone. I hope these photos give you a glimpse of one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in a very long time.
The sun dips below the horizon leaving the city of Cape Town in the dark.
I joined a few other people to catch this sunset.
We were visiting a small villiage near Abuja and I saw this guy was whipping around town on this motorcycle. He was really excited to pose for this photo and I ended up loving this portrait.
This works out perfectly as a throwback Thursday post because I am slowly putting up older travel photos. This set is from my second visit to Nigeria. Africa’s warmth is a welcome delight when you are flying out of sub-zero windchill.
I got to see the country in a totally different light this time because I had already been here and I felt like I was paying attention to different things. I am always blown away by the hospitality of people in Nigeria. I got to eat delicious food at my colleagues’s houses and got to meet incredible people.