Despite the strict budget, our wedding was an extravaganza to say the least. Yet, there was one crucial detail that was completely left out -- we didn't have a wedding video.
In 2011, amid a visit to San Francisco and just back from Africa, I offered some thoughts about why we write about cities. Three years later, I'm not sure much has changed.
"You don't need to be pretty, perfect or compliant to be loved." That is the message photographer Kate T. Parker wanted to use to empower her girls when she started taking their pictures three years ago.
Brick walls are underrated. Just because a phone doesn't ring with job offers doesn't mean that it's gone completely silent. If you're lucky, if you'v...
Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.
Here, you have no opinions, no judgments, no preconceptions, no language. The purity of this expression is exquisite. Yet how often do we tap into it? How many of us can say we live from it? How might we even try?
I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an old airfield, very near Surpiste, "the runway", which I had known from the 2010 post-earthquake days as the site of one of the largest displacement camps.
Summerwind mansion has always been steeped in legend and mystery and I had experienced its strangeness myself during a spring visit to explore the ruins.
On February 8, 2014, McDonald's, one of the biggest beacons of Americanism there is, opened its very first restaurant in all of Vietnam, in Ho Chi M...
Holding the beast over his shoulders like a shawl, the man walked into the center of the clearing, wedged the goat's head between his knees and grabbed its horns. In a flash I realized what was coming next.
It could and has been said that there are two types of artists, those who conceptualize what they experience and want to express, and those who expr...
These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.
Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...
With the New York weather finally thawing, gallery visits are back on the agenda big time. The Expressive Edge of Paper, struck a chord.
Exploring abandoned places where ghosts from the past still play out events that led to the place's downfall has such a rich history, I feel honored to be able to find, capture and explore such places before time eliminates their memory.
In the end, we should focus more on place-receivers as the most authentic stakeholders of meaning in the urban experience. If people cannot place-receive with a sense of acceptance and inspiration, placemaking may mean very little indeed.