"I was nobody," Neil said. "And before I knew it I was in Montserrat with this band, directing their video." The gigs kept coming. Suddenly Neil found himself working with groups like Justice, Devendra Banhart and Bat for Lashes, just to name a few.
Global Yodel sent Lorcan Finnegan out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland to get his perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in his hometown. He sent back this amazing locals guide and a beautiful photo series of the streets of Dublin.
In the transition from hunting and gathering to tweeting and posting, what did we lose? That's what Charles Fréger set out to explore in his photo series Wilder Mann, a study of the costumes used in pagan rituals still practiced today in Europe.
We sent photographer Leila Peterson out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London to get her perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in her hometown. She sent back this amazing locals' guide with a beautiful photo series!
For a month, Joseph documented his attempt to rely only on Craigslist for food, shelter and friendship. He traveled from LA to New York, hung out with refugees and a dominatrix, and narrowly escaped sleeping in the snow.
"The first thing people mention is how surprisingly livable it seems. If you come here and stay in a hotel in midtown Manhattan, it's hard to imagine how people can sustain it. But if you get out on the quiet streets of Brooklyn it feels very homey."
In the summer of 2011, photographer Alejandro Cartagena spent three mornings a week -- any more and his wife would have kicked him out -- hunched over the railing of a pedestrian footbridge crossing one of Monterrey, Mexico's busiest highways.
Michael O'Neal had it all. A sweet gig as an Apple art director. Stock options. Health insurance. A job that allowed him to travel the world. But in 2011, Michael decided to leave his dream job to pursue his dreams.
The first love story put Gabriele on a plane from Italy to Texas. He had shuttered his photography studio to start a new chapter with his then-girlfriend in Houston. When the love story ended, Gabriele started traveling, photographing interesting subjects.
the annual Summer Redneck Games started in 1996 when Atlanta, GA was chosen to host the Summer Olympics. The city of East Dublin, GA decided to put on their own version of the ancient Greek games, complete with watermelon seed spitting, armpit serenading and mud pit belly flops.
We reached out to our contributors and asked them to share pictures of their homes. Click through the slideshow below to meet a speedo-clad man named Cloudy Cloud, see a LA pillow fight and learn what happens when a group of travelers take over a 4,000-square-foot warehouse.
Have you ever stumbled upon an abandoned building and experienced a sense of wonder? What was this? Who built it? Do the people who used to live, work or go to school here care that it's now a crumbling shell? Here's a collection of places that have been abandoned.