It is been a year filled with uncertainty. To combat the waves of stress and anxiety in the past, I've always tried to balance it with exercise.
I first got in the water in late September. It was refreshing and I remember feeling, vividly, like something woke up inside me.
With that one dip, it unexpectedly began a daily routine. I joined a group called De Glade Vinterbadere which means "the happy winter bathers" who meet at the docks every day. During these times of restrictions and social distancing, it is the primary place where I socialize with people outside my family. Finding this community and making friends has been invaluable. Every day I leave the water smiling and ready for the day.
I can't wait to see how the swimming scene changes with the seasons through the depth of winter, spring and summer. This has been mainly a inner journey, but of course I'll have my camera...
Their IG is @Vinterbadere i København
Joey Newell crafts the finest custom hats I've ever seen. I visited his home studio here in Las Vegas and photographed him as he was finishing a hat for me. His process was beautiful to watch.
Joey apprenticed under a master hatter for two years before going out on his own. All his materials are sourced and made in the United States. His raw hat bodies are made in my home state of Tennessee and leather sweatbands in New Mexico.
When he isn't making hats he is a photographer for Zappos.com.
He has clients all over the world, you can commission him to make one for you. IG @joeynewell.
Last summer I got to go and photograph the Malle Mile in London. I was there with the incredibly awesome motorbike and apparel brand, Rebel's Alliance. We camped out in the grassy fields of Kevington Hall. It rained half the time but it never dampened any spirits. There was mud, motors revving, great coffee and a cooler full of beers.
There were people from all over the world represented on custom "built not bought" bikes. Learning to ride wasn't on my to-do list before this, but it sure is now.
Before coming to Copenhagen I lived in the Dorćel area of Belgrade, Serbia for 5 months. The streets were lined with all different kinds of small businesses. The colorful windows of the florist that sit at the top of Kralja Petra street, sets the tone for the range of people you’d meet. They are all different with interesting stories and beautiful energy.