News, Personal, Travel

Back from Cuba

If you've been following along on my Instagram or Snapchat, you know that I just returned from a pretty amazing 2 week trip to Cuba. Part of my trip was spent shooting a personal project with my good friend and photographer, Pei Ketron, and graciously supported by Moment. The other time I spent exploring, photographing, and getting to know the people and places.

Obviously I'll have plenty of photos coming, but I wanted to share a quick teaser set of images - some of which I've already shared on my IG.

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Passport Express, Post 1 of 3: The People

It's been almost 3 months since I embarked across the country by rail with Amtrak, Passion Passport and 34 other creatives, makers, philanthropists and generally incredible people. Needless to say, the journey was the experience of a lifetime and I'm honored to have had the chance to see the country in this manner, experiencing the intimacy & pace of cross-country train travel, and becoming a part of the lives of my fellow travelers.

Although words and images will never suffice to describe the experience, this week I wanted to share a bit about the trip in 3 parts: The People, The Places, and The Train.

To begin, I wanted to highlight the faces of my travel companions. When the trip began, I had no idea that I would focus the majority of my photography on the people I was with. By the end of the trip though, the reason was clear: being in the presence of people so dedicated to their craft, their life's work and the support of each other was creatively inspiring. I found myself wanting to photograph their beautiful faces every waking moment, of every single day.

As I share my posts this week, please feel free to ask me any questions about the trip! And be sure to check out the #PassportExpress hashtag on Instagram to see everyone's photos.

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Where ONA Goes: Cross-Country on Passport Express with Mat Rick

Big thanks to ONA bags for featuring me on their blog this week! Even bigger thanks for hooking me up with their new Hamilton roller bag to use on my Passport Express trip with Amtrak and Passion Passport.

The Hamilton roller was such a great piece of gear to have on this trip as it combines a padded equipment compartment with a duffle bag on top - perfect for those trips when I need a little of both and don't want to lug it all on my back (I am getting old, you know?).