the flowers are sad
(group projects are the root of all evil)
This unorthodox (& partly illegal) journey began 9 years ago, back in 2004.
It was during that year that photographer Mike Brodie would throw caution to the wind and hitchhike numerous US freight trains documenting the life of a group of his friends – wayward teenagers, adventure seekers & high school runaways. From taking in the view from the rooftops of train carriages to sleeping amongst the rough banks of the railroads themselves, Brodie was there capturing an incredible moment in time.
It all began when Brodie initially found a discarded Polaroid camera tucked behind a car seat, that was the very moment that his passion and love-affair with photography started. To date his adventures have seem him travel over 50K miles, snatched a lift from 170+ long haul freight trains and passed through 46 US States in the process.
The images were shot using 35mm film, providing a rich tapestry to his exhilarating and unique journeys.
I sincerely sincerely sincerely apologize
I know I let you down
i’ve actually been busy working on a project for History of the Americas, for which i made a tumblr! It’s about issues of racial identity of Latinos in the U.S.
check it out maybe:
i’ve been so busy but i miss tumblr
Truth will set your free but not until it is finished with you.
David Foster Wallace
This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.
This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.