Friday, July 29, 2011


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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Republica Update/A New Found Respect for Couples

For most of my nearly 30 years on the planet, I have been singing the praises of the single life. Its not that I don't understand the human condition of wanting to be loved, and its not that I inherently think relationships are bad, its just that I come from a broken home and was raised in the Spice Girls era of girl power, so the need for a partner never really occurred to me. I often tell the tale of listening to Boys II Men’s meaningful slow jam ‘End of the Road’ as a girl and my mother insisting that no one ever “belongs” to me and I am never to “belong” to anyone else. Mom clearly wasn’t feeling Wanye’s Cooleyhighharmony. I, in turn, have always viewed the desire or requirement of a companion as a weakness.
I considered my autonomy one of my more favorable attributes, indicating strength and self-reliance. I thought I was taking the more arduous and stoic route. Man, was I wrong. (Read More)

july 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

lets clique

there is a new dating site called clique in the nyc area that functions like a linkedin for lovers. i had the distinct pleasure of shooting their latest campaign as seen below. i encourage all of the single ladies (and men) to sign up. only catch, you have to be introduced, so do some research and make a love connection...

july 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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Monday, July 18, 2011

waiting for tego

stereotypically musicians, and dominicans, are not known for thier punctuality. last thursday raggaeton sensation tego calderon proved both of those to be true. nearly 3 hours late, i did not get to homeboy perform, i did get to take a few shots, while waiting for tego

july 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

be heard. literally.

i had the distinct honor of partaking in a dialogue about photography uptown last night on the voices of uptown radio show with carolina pichardo and claudio e. cabrera.

claudio, one of the hosts, clearly has the voice for radio.
i will stick with my day job.

july 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the boys of summer

july 2011

The Republica Update/Frienemies With My Ego

I have made it a point in my life to stay in touch with lovers from the past. I use the word lover loosely, as the level of intimacy I achieved with any of these men runs the gambit.  For the most part, this has been a pleasurable experience, maintaining the connection I felt at some point but creating a less complicated relationship with limited expectations.
This does not seem to be standard practice and recently I have started to see why. It seems no matter how evolved or disinterested you think you are, the inevitable feelings of ickiness come creeping up. It was during a recent bout with ickniess that I had to take a moment, look myself in the mirror, and decide whether it was genuine emotion spurring these feelings, or simply ego. Our egos seem to get in the way of the decision making process from time to time and, as I get older, I learn to pause and evaluate it’s intrusion before taking action.
I am not arrogant or self-involved, however, I like most human beings am subject to the proverbial bruising of my ego. I find that since I seem hell bent on making my life as difficult as possible, this injury is often self-inflicted, making it all the more painful and frustrating. I am well versed at taking my lumps but that doesn’t make it any more awesome. It still sucks to do something foolish or stupid or downright mean and then have to own up to it. But alas… (Read More)
July 2011

the gw at night

july 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


july 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

the hood diaries

as part of my eternal quest to be afraid of nothing, i participated in my 2nd annual shameless fourth of july. last year a mini grill was propped up in front of my building, without so much as a stoop and meghan and i ate chicken and asparagus in 2 newly purchased chairs.

this year we upped the anty and had a feast, replete with my coffee table serving as both a spot for dining, as well as my first dominoes lesson. the dishware was provided by both my old roommate as well as yankee stadium and madison square garden. not sure i have ever felt more like a new yorker. the soundtrack of euro techno and gaga was provided by my next door neighbors, as i do not so much as own a stereo.

i wanted to make sure i got proof of said event to not only illustrate my ridiculousness on a daily basis, but also to have proof of the fact that my cooking acumen is reaching new heights. pun intended.

july 2011

Same Sex Marriage Victory/The Uptown Collective

july 2011