While I derive creativity, curiosity and inspiration from experiences that challenge me and pull me from a context of comfort and ease, my emotional perspicacity and awareness of my intrinsic compassion are piqued amidst feelings of “home”, welcome and warmth. In discovering new places, acclimating to new communities, meeting new friends and participating in new experiences, I find myself full of these two, seemingly dissimilar sentiments. Disassociating from a world that is known to me, I seek a home in every new place, a friend in every new face, a ritual in every new experience. To me, there is comfort in change, a home in movement, a familiarity in novelty. Travel, I do.
Below are photographs of my current travels, each with a message or story that hopefully inspires and provides you with perspective. Enjoy!
May 15, 2011 — A protest in Taksim Square, Istanbul
February 25, 2011 — An unexpected welcome view from apartment, a foggy night in Istanbul.