I first discovered photographer Tanya Habjouqa in Florence, where her photo exhibit was showcased during the Middle East Now Film Festival.
What began as a personal platform for sharing photos has turned into a lucrative advertising and marketing module for business owners, entrepreneurs and beyond.
Take a picture of the hot/cold lever in the shower so you remember how it's swiveled for just the perfect temperature. Do the same thing with the little dial on your toaster after you've crisped the perfect bagel.
Looking at them I see regular people but also royalty. They are in a way no different than historical portraits of European kings, queens and nobility.
Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is one the fastest and most efficient ways to travel the continent, my preference is keeping it old school with a nice, laid-back road trip.
Judging anything that has to do with John Cage is a slippery proposition. Cage didn't care much for notions of objective quality and battled against any idea of masterworks or canon. His music is difficult and not always a pleasure to experience. Cage's focus was on process. It was always more important than the end result.
Saint Petersburg is a city of legends. Walk down the Nevsky Prospekt, from the Fontanka River to the Neva, and every building you pass will be full of ghosts: here is the café where Dostoyevsky took his coffee and blinis; a few paces down, the shop that served Pushkin his last meal.