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Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ René Daniella

“I traveled to Brazil with my childhood friend a couple years ago. We both have massive curly hair and wear our afros everywhere. I thought we would fit in when we got to Brazil because people all over the world are always asking me if I am Brazilian! When we were at the iconic Iguaçu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil, the tourists there could not get enough of my hair. Not exaggerating, we must have been stopped to take over 100 photos with different tourists mesmerized by our hair. I thought it was so funny considering how breathtakingly beautiful the waterfalls are! To think they even noticed us against that backdrop is amazing. I seriously wonder how many family vacation albums we are in haha!” – René Daniella // @ownbyfemme   059/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project

Steve Cohen

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Steve Cohen

“I was in Bajawa, Indonesia, looking to explore the indigenous interior of Flores. I met a local who knew of a harvest festival at a remote village. We picked up a German tourist en route, then spent three hours trekking by motorbike past the jungle covered valleys, looming volcanoes, and wild rivers of Flores… We arrived to find the young men in a field surrounded by an enthralled crowd, but we immediately became the main attraction. I learned through my guide that we were the first westerners to visit the town. The men were boxing with a sacred object made from a sharply notched rope block dipped in sacrificed pigs blood, one blow from which easily broke skin… While I opted not to partake in this passage of manhood, enough rounds of palm “wine” and prodding by the locals was beginning to work up my courage. Fortunately, the festival wound down and I was invited by the chief to feast with the men on the rare delicacy of pork stew…” – Steve Cohen   053/100 …

Mid-life crisis 100 day project

Mid-Life Crisis Averted!

The journey from 25 to 50 days of confessions was a spirited test of endurance. The continuous momentum I was able to gather at the beginning of my challenge with lining up subject after subject, who readily respected deadlines and the collaborative creative process, vanquished and I was left stuck and muddled in a path that only seemed to lead to frustration. I agonized about whether my questions were engaging enough…I wondered if I was too passive or assertive with follow-ups…I pondered about whether I was crazy for taking this task on in the first place… Yet, every time I questioned whether my project was effective with my initial intent of connecting, inspiring and redefining cultural norms through shared travel experiences, I was reminded of its significance via little nudges in the form of a kind note of appreciation from one of my subjects, inbox inquiries from strangers wanting to be part of the project and general enthusiasm over the idea popping up in water-cooler conversations. It became apparent that I didn’t have a choice …

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Michael Elegbede

“Experiencing the indigenous cuisines of the places I travel have unlocked the secrets behind Time Travel…My first bite is the teleportation device immediately taking me to the remote time, place, conditions that must have manifested to create the complexities in the flavors, textures and presentation of the foods I am eating or drinking…As a Chef, this always brings a renewed sense of appreciation for the place, people, and culture…” – Michael Elegbede // @michael.elegbede   052/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Tobias Hutzler

“I was always very hungry to experience the world. As a teenager, I was backpacking through Europe with a friend and we somehow ended up in Africa. That imperishable moment when I stood at the edge of the Sahara was carved in my memory. I looked into the endless vastness, the giant space and the beauty of light and space. I wanted to cross the Sahara, and I did. One year later, I started from Timbuktu and went on this long journey alone across the desert in a caravan. This shaped my life. I started to take photographs on this journey. I experienced extreme opposites in a short span of time such as light & darkness, heat & cold, silence & noise, these are the basic components of our lives. We reached “the other side” but this moment didn’t really matter. Looking back now it becomes all very clear. My photography was born there, my use of light and space. The essence of my experiences made during my many trips gave me another perspective and …

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Joel Álvarez

“Lately, I have been itching to just get on an airplane, sit, drink wine and go somewhere…It’s like when I’m in the air, I just have this feeling of excitement and anxiousness…the whole experience and process I enjoy…Being in the clouds…seeing the world that’s beneath you and how small yet so big it seems…I think also because I’m going somewhere far…Does everyone else feel this way?” – Joel Álvarez // @joel_a 048/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project  

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Jules Julien

“The first thing impacting me when I arrive in a new country are people…how they look, how they speak, how they are dressed, how they live together. I go generally to cities. The countryside bores me. I can still be moved by a landscape, but one day is enough for me. About a city and its livings, when I like it, I can stay watching it as long as possible… Tokyo is my favorite place. After my first visit I have returned 6 times the following years and I will go back again. I love its places, its people, its fashion and lifestyles. The first time in Tokyo, I was shooting everything. I wanted to bring back with me to Paris as many memories as possible…people in streets, subways, bars, parks… During my second trip in Tokyo, I was contacted by email by a Japanese guy, just a coincidence, he didn’t know I was in Tokyo. He was the director of the Diesel Art Gallery and he proposed I have a solo show at his space. The …

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Kivvi Roberts

“My travel style and philosophy go hand in hand. Wherever I go, I want to seem less like a tourist and more like I belong or at the very least live there. I love trying to pick out the subtleties of style and demeanor of the city/country I’m exploring. It’s such a great way to learn about a place, its people and its culture… One way to blend in Paris is through dress. They have such a clean, simple, chic vibe that I love. My style as of late has gravitated towards that aesthetic. The Parisian look is in the details…also one has to sit outside at a café for hours!” – Kivvi Rachelle Roberts // @kivvirachelle   045/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project  

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Max Chavelev

“I fell in love with capturing street art once I started to learn the artists’ names and get an appreciation for their individual styles… It’s all about the thrill of the hunt…whether it’s circling your work turf, or heading to new streets, it’s the same urge that drives me: Today I will find something new; something great!  Having that experience and being able to share it with others gives me a high each time… It was one of those days when I knew that I would find something special…My meanderings took me far away from work…One more turn, I kept telling myself and as I  was passing by a church yard, where lunch was being served, I saw the most striking mural I have ever seen…There was a sense of serenity to it, a sense of awe…This piece by Jules Julien remains one of my most memorable finds to date…” – Max Chavelev // @maxchavelev   036/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project