Photo Diary

Photo Diary: New Orleans by NikkRich

 

Thick humidity, creaky aged plank wood floors, willow trees, and a small town feel with big taste and character. New Orleans held a mysteriousness about it. Although the purpose of the trip was a refresher, to my creativity & scenery, it was also about learning more about myself and disconnecting. The city didn't have the typical "southern" feel, it felt heavier in culture than any other it's neighboring states. The people I encountered from the airport to the restaurants, were beautiful. There is something about that N'awls sing songy twang that's comforting. Fair warning though, if you came for the food porn, I don't have any.

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prior to this trip, I was on an "unofficial" 3 week photography tour. 7 planes, 5 cities ( NY twice ) I was about over flying at this point. I'm actually scared of flying, any small bump or sway out of the norm gets my heart racing and the prayers flowing. 

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my airbnb was cozy and cute.

the space was well utilized.

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Legs for days . Ogden museum of Southern Art . 2017 . New Orleans .

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i attempted to go see the Saint Heron store . didn't work .

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trying to travel lighter and be more minimalistic with my packing .

cheers.

The Get Away: Aruba by NikkRich

I get a phone call as I'm getting my mind and equipment set up to work after work. It's my father, he asks me if I want to go to Aruba, thinking nothing of it, I said "Yea, duh!" remembering back to a couple weeks ago when I said " I want to go to Aruba so bad!" He asked if I would want to leave on Saturday to go. It was Tuesday. A rush of built up emotion and gratitue to the Lord and a giant burst of "Yes!!" was all I could manage before I had to get off the phone. Any words said after that would have been inaudible, due to the fact of me bawling *insert crying emoji with rivers of tears*

I immediately forgot about the work I was about to dive into and packed up everything quickly as possible and made my way to my car. After all, I was still at work and the occasional co-worker would casually stroll by. Long story short, I cried the whole 20 minute drive home .... non-stop. 

What you put in, you get out.

I've never had a pleasant packing/airport experience like I had getting to Aruba. I first landed in Atlanta for a night, joined my family, then proceeded to Aruba the next morning.

*the heavens opened and Jesus said "welcome home"*

 

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NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016

NikkRich Photography © 2016
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this trip was well deserved and needed.

cheers.