Not too many spots where bboys and bgirls can throw down and straight up have fun in Ottawa but Zaphod has been holding it down for years with its popular hip hop nights. News broke that they will be closing its doors and some of the dancers got together for one last throw down.
Continuing on with some of the photos from the last trip to Shanghai earlier this year..
View from the 88th floor observation deck at Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai.
I recently traveled to the small town of Cuba MO., about an hour and a half outside of St. Louis to attend Missouri Photo Workshop 68. It was my second year applying and this time I got accepted with Jack and Dorothy Fields scholarship which covered the full tuition.
The workshop was the most intense and challenging learning experience I've ever had. The faculty pushes you photographically but also challenges you to question, think, and analyze not only the images you create but also the decision you make along the way. At the end of the workshop, I felt like I'm starting from day one.. bit exciting but generally terrifying feeling. Good requirement for taking things to the next level.
Learning from the two greats, Dennis Dimick and Jim Richardson was an experience of a lifetime and lessons I learned from them I'll carry with me always. Also met some amazing colleagues and crew members whom we all shared and learned from each other as we gather from all corners of the world (10 different countries) with one goal in mind.
Big thank you to Evelia Navarro for opening her doors and allowing me to tell her story of being Mexican immigrant and citizen of the United States living in small town America.
Shot for Ottawa Citizen/Postmedia