ON FILM | Summer 2018

I take a really long time to get through a roll of film— sometimes years. Yes.

So I’m pretty pumped that I managed to finish an entire roll and have it developed (what?!) within a month span. Yes! That’s a new record for me, so I thought I would share a small, random assortment of moments between end of July to end of August.

Disclaimer: Some (ok, most) of these shots are ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. That’s ok, I’m just glad I made an attempt and pressed the button.

San Francisco, CA

 (Dolores Park) But who takes pics of the person who takes pics?

(Dolores Park) But who takes pics of the person who takes pics?

 

Sonoma, CA

 En route to our ranch for the weekend.

En route to our ranch for the weekend.

 Backyard views.

Backyard views.

 Wine time with the loveliest group of people. (Thanks again to the team at Apple HQ for having me join in the festivities.)

Wine time with the loveliest group of people. (Thanks again to the team at Apple HQ for having me join in the festivities.)

 Ranch vibesss.

Ranch vibesss.

 

Havana, CUBA

 Here’s a shot of me completely missing the shot as we drove by.

Here’s a shot of me completely missing the shot as we drove by.

 And here’s a shot of me trying to redeem myself…to no avail. Moving on…

And here’s a shot of me trying to redeem myself…to no avail. Moving on…

 

South Beach, MIA

 The one and only shot I took in Miami. Here it is.

The one and only shot I took in Miami. Here it is.

 

New York City, NY

 Impromptu stroll in Washington Square Park with Manuela and Ninja. I love when friends work in the neighborhood.

Impromptu stroll in Washington Square Park with Manuela and Ninja. I love when friends work in the neighborhood.

 

Long Beach, NY

 The drive out east. I live for these moments during summertime in New York—just get me to the ocean.

The drive out east. I live for these moments during summertime in New York—just get me to the ocean.

 Ocean, I see you!

Ocean, I see you!

 Yes, I feel you...

Yes, I feel you...

CUBA | Part 2: Havana

La Habana, Habana Vieja, Centro Habana, y Vedado. Thanks for checking out my arbitrary mash-up of images taken as I wandered through these various parts of Cuba's capital, Havana. This is where I spent the last days of 2017 and celebrated the turn of a new year. Enjoy :)

*Havana ooh na na*

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Thanks again to Sea to See Travel for an amazing tour through Havana. You can check out pics from our excursion through Viñales here.

CUBA | Part 1: Viñales

I recently had the chance to visit and explore Cuba for the first time. And like any place on one's bucket list, it's fairly easy to overindulge in a gluttonous amount of photo opps — especially when the subject is so full of depth, texture, and history. When I returned home I was slightly overwhelmed with the load of images and video clips captured that I could and would only be able to savor & digest each moment in that of small sound bites. So I decided to break up my trip into small servings to share..

With that said, here is CUBA | Part 1: Viñales.  

 obligatory selfie

obligatory selfie

 Hotel Los Jazmines en Viñales

Hotel Los Jazmines en Viñales

 poolside haven

poolside haven

 casa y restaurante de alberto el vitamina (A must visit!)

casa y restaurante de alberto el vitamina (A must visit!)

 alberto!!! :)

alberto!!! :)

 roadside resfreshments right off the vine

roadside resfreshments right off the vine

 another must!

another must!

 our rides courtesy  sea to see travel

our rides courtesy sea to see travel

 alberto's tobacco farm and dry house

alberto's tobacco farm and dry house

 Generation Z: USA meets Mexico meets cuba

Generation Z: USA meets Mexico meets cuba

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:)

 Two-way street

Two-way street

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no caption needed

 rolling cohibas with the local tobacco plantation

rolling cohibas with the local tobacco plantation

 Monte cristos y Romeo & Juliets as well, dipped in honey

Monte cristos y Romeo & Juliets as well, dipped in honey

 "We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands."

"We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands."

 A favorite moment: the sun setting in Viñales

A favorite moment: the sun setting in Viñales

 Room with a view

Room with a view

 Cubano <3

Cubano <3

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I want to give a special thanks to Sea to See Travel for creating such a memorable experience! This collection of pics is just a small snapshot of our trip. A peek into Havana, Colón, Matanzas, and the people, places, things (and everything in between) coming soon! :)