Friday, May 23, 2008

noir et blanc

Some new black and whites I've been working on.

I really like the one of Cameron in color, too, but I wanted to emphasize the dandelion more, since I was unable to get its seeds blowing in the wind (the intention of the photo).

kind of into the wild

The second week of spring break I was left with nothing to do because my friends had already started their big european journeys, so I decided to find something to do by myself. Naturally, my thoughts turned to mountains and skiing. So, I fashioned myself a nice little trip to Geneva and Zermatt, Switzerland. Despite the scariness of being all alone in a foreign country, I managed to have an awesome adventure. Here are some pictures and I'll try to include some captions.

le jet d'eau

soccer ball is to commemorate that the euro '08 is going to be held in switzerland

flower clock

old town...a carnival and souvenir market

views from the cathedral

the organ in the cathedral

a square by the park

the famous giant chess games

the park where I spent like 6 hours reading and staring at the sky

reformation wall

another view of the jet d'eau

the Matterhorn

Me and a french kid I met, Samuel, standing on the Matterhorn. One of the coolest experiences of my life.

Skiing pics

Zermatt is a car-free town, so the taxis are all these little electric bus-things

a grave in the climber's cemetary, dedicated to everyone who has died in the mountains.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Over spring break, Marcus and I headed down to Basque country to go to the beach at Biarritz. This small french town is known for its surfing. Lots of money was spent, lots of sunburns happened, and lots of watching House in french while Marcus went to bed at 9 pm. Enjoy the few pictures I have!