nellopez:

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN UYUNI AND SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
We trekked in 4x4’s across the Bolivian dessert and found beauty, sand, alpacas, and more sand. The trails were literally barely visible and they’d get swept over with almost every hour. There was no real path to follow until we hit the border a couple days later. 

nellopez:

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN UYUNI AND SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

We trekked in 4x4’s across the Bolivian dessert and found beauty, sand, alpacas, and more sand. The trails were literally barely visible and they’d get swept over with almost every hour. There was no real path to follow until we hit the border a couple days later. 

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April

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POTOSI, BOLIVIA
This was purely one of those luck of the draw photos as I was sitting in my hotel room in one of the tallest cities in the world. I walked to the lobby and noticed the orange hue of sunset had set in. I didn’t have much of a view from my room, so I frantically raced up to the roof to see if they had a walkway. They didn’t, but they did have a couple open windows which I was able to lean out of and get some fantastic sunset shots with the Monastery peak in the foreground and the fiery sunset in the background.  

nellopez:

POTOSI, BOLIVIA

This was purely one of those luck of the draw photos as I was sitting in my hotel room in one of the tallest cities in the world. I walked to the lobby and noticed the orange hue of sunset had set in. I didn’t have much of a view from my room, so I frantically raced up to the roof to see if they had a walkway. They didn’t, but they did have a couple open windows which I was able to lean out of and get some fantastic sunset shots with the Monastery peak in the foreground and the fiery sunset in the background.  

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April

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nellopez:

POTOSI, BOLIVIA
We had just arrived in Potosí and had about 20 minutes before dinner and an unexpected city wide blackout. I walked out of my hotel and down the street to find a high point to photograph the valley when I heard loud music blaring out of an old warehouse. I ducked into the warehouse and found that there was a youth league fútol tournament going on with all the pageantry and circumstance of the big leagues. Teams were decked out with their own groups of ultras. They had banners and flares. They played in what was essentially a crumbling building with a ball that was held together with tape. It was awesome. 
…and then the lights went out. 

nellopez:

POTOSI, BOLIVIA

We had just arrived in Potosí and had about 20 minutes before dinner and an unexpected city wide blackout. I walked out of my hotel and down the street to find a high point to photograph the valley when I heard loud music blaring out of an old warehouse. I ducked into the warehouse and found that there was a youth league fútol tournament going on with all the pageantry and circumstance of the big leagues. Teams were decked out with their own groups of ultras. They had banners and flares. They played in what was essentially a crumbling building with a ball that was held together with tape. It was awesome. 

…and then the lights went out. 

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April

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nellopez:

BYRON BAY - NEW SOUTH WALES - AUSTRALIA
Bryron Bay is just a string of surf towns collectively known as “Surfer’s Paradise”. The waves are plentiful and the crowds almost non-existent. A solitary woman enjoys the relatively calm waters in the foreground while the waves arrive furiously in the background. 

nellopez:

BYRON BAY - NEW SOUTH WALES - AUSTRALIA

Bryron Bay is just a string of surf towns collectively known as “Surfer’s Paradise”. The waves are plentiful and the crowds almost non-existent. A solitary woman enjoys the relatively calm waters in the foreground while the waves arrive furiously in the background. 

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November

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#Australia #Byron Bay #New South Wales #Surf #Surfing #Women #Travel #Photography #Traveling

nellopez:

PEAK OF MOUNT FUJI - FUJI-SAN, JAPAN
I can give you a primer on how NOT to prepare to climb a mountain. My roommate and I were hearing stories about bad weather at the summit for almost a week straight, so we decided we would do it next time we were in Japan. While walking around the Shinjuku district, we saw a bunch of climbers boarding a bus to Fuji, and we decided “Fuck it” and boarded the bus… in jeans and the clothes we had our back. 
Upon getting to the base, just past sundown, we bought clothes, and a headlamp from people who finished climbing the mountain. Upon reaching the summit, just minutes before sunrise, Ward pulled out his satellite phone (cutting edge at the time) and phones home while I captured this moment.  

nellopez:

PEAK OF MOUNT FUJI - FUJI-SAN, JAPAN

I can give you a primer on how NOT to prepare to climb a mountain. My roommate and I were hearing stories about bad weather at the summit for almost a week straight, so we decided we would do it next time we were in Japan. While walking around the Shinjuku district, we saw a bunch of climbers boarding a bus to Fuji, and we decided “Fuck it” and boarded the bus… in jeans and the clothes we had our back. 

Upon getting to the base, just past sundown, we bought clothes, and a headlamp from people who finished climbing the mountain. Upon reaching the summit, just minutes before sunrise, Ward pulled out his satellite phone (cutting edge at the time) and phones home while I captured this moment.  

21

November

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#Mount Fuji #Travel #Japan #Fuji #Climbing #Photo #photography

nellopez:

When you go down to the West side of Puerto Rico, away from the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan and far from the casinos and clubs of Condado, you end up in surfer’s paradise. Not too far from Rincon and just off the beaten path of legendary Domo Beach, a surfer is waiting to catch some post-Sandy waves while avoiding the area’s also legendary riptide current. 

nellopez:

When you go down to the West side of Puerto Rico, away from the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan and far from the casinos and clubs of Condado, you end up in surfer’s paradise. Not too far from Rincon and just off the beaten path of legendary Domo Beach, a surfer is waiting to catch some post-Sandy waves while avoiding the area’s also legendary riptide current. 

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November

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nellopez:

THE TRVLR PREVIEW - PATRICK
The TRVLR Photo Project aims to get the story behind the objects that define peoples’ travel experiences. Patrick volunteered and told me about his experience of running with the bulls at the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain this summer. Here he shows off his neckerchief and sash which is customary when running with the bulls. 

nellopez:

THE TRVLR PREVIEW - PATRICK

The TRVLR Photo Project aims to get the story behind the objects that define peoples’ travel experiences. Patrick volunteered and told me about his experience of running with the bulls at the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain this summer. Here he shows off his neckerchief and sash which is customary when running with the bulls. 

19

October

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#Photo #Photog #TRVLR Project

This is an incredible video of a roadtrip gone awesome. 

microtripit:

Mmm, coffee & roadtrips. Let the weekend begin!

19

October

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#Travel #Video #roadtrip

PREVIEW OF THE TRVLR PHOTO PROJECT (AND A CALL FOR STORIES)

A while back, I had pitched an idea of a photo essay of travelers with items or souvenirs from their adventures that meant a lot to them and the stories behind them. Everyone I told seemed to love the idea, so I traded in my usual exotic backdrops for studio space and began asking for volunteers and stories. 

Among my friends alone, I heard some incredible tales of being stranded in foreign countries, bucket list journeys, and the lengths some people will go to in order to see loved ones. There is definite proof that the physical object doesn’t nearly matter as much as the story behind it and that few people get more animated than when reminiscing about an awesome trip somewhere. 

I’ll be rolling out photos on this site over the next couple of weeks. I am also looking to photograph more volunteers both near Brooklyn and abroad on my upcoming travels.

If you have an awesome story and want to participate, reach out to me at theTRVLR [at] gmail.com

12

September

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