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Vacationland: Rural Maine Chronicled in the Photography of Steven Rubin

A Passion for Travel

Marina Chetner

Recently I was asked to write down why I am interested in travel photography…

Well, I love the way I feel when I travel.

I remember wishing to be a travel agent when I grew-up, and I fulfilled that ‘dream’ at STA Travel, only to realise that I’d rather be the one doing the traveling. I got into the media industry to fund my addiction; ultimately, it propelled me to embark on a working stint overseas.

What interests me most about travel is anthropology; there’s nothing more inspiring than immersing yourself in another culture and being able to “walk in another person’s shoes,” to quote Anthony Bourdain.

To me, documenting travel means that writing and photography go hand-in-hand; placing images alongside words better tells the story. I’m interested in showing the reality of a place or space – using words and images to stimulate a response, a feeling. Whether…

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Stimulating the Senses at the Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona

Travel Destination Bucket List

Halfway down La Rambla, stimulating the senses – Barcelona’s Mercat de la Boqueria is a see to believe market.  The volume of people is out of this world – literally wall to wall.  I found it a challenge to photograph the food stalls and get a sense of the place as people, crammed in like sardines, shuffled past the stalls selling amazing produce, hand crafted chocolates and a myriad of other flavours.  For a lover of fresh food – my senses went into overdrive!  The colours, the smells and the hub of activity enough to make me want to come back for more.  To hear the vendors calling above the crowds to the locals who were out to buy their produce – the sounds were like a song, the calls wafting above the sounds of the crowds.

Originally a travelling market, the open air la Boqueria in Rambla de…

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Morning in Savannah

Places Unknown and Everything Else

Back in November we did a quick trip down the coast and stopped in Savannah. In the early morning I went down to the Savannah river in hopes to get some shots of the sunrise with all the shops and ships on the river. To my annoyance the sun was rising in very different spot so I had to take a few photos without any sun and then raced my bike up to the city squares in hopes of getting good light up there.

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Cadillac Ranch: These Are Not Your Grandad’s Caddys

Huntington Beach – Surf City USA

Saquisili Indigenous Market – Ecuador

A Word in Your Ear

Colourful, full of activity, a place to head to for llama hair jumpers to keep the chill off at night and a must for the photographer.  Buses can be taken from the city of Latacunga (nr park national cotapaxi)   – set out early though the locals all head for this market as well.

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Checked off – Cherry blossoms

Worries and Wisdom

Last week after work, Noah and I took the metro downtown to see the Cherry Blossoms by the Tidal Basin. While the National Cherry Blossom Festival wasn’t starting for another two days, I still considered this goal checked off since all I cared about was seeing the trees anyway. I grew up in Maryland and while I’m pretty sure I saw the trees sometime during my years there, I can’t recall that I did. And I haven’t been to see them since we moved back to the area almost four years ago, so I was due for a visit. I am so happy we went when we did. The weather was perfect, the sun was shining just right and it wasn’t too crowded since it was later in the afternoon. Don’t get me wrong, it was still crowded (I practically had to shove some people in order to get good shots!) but it wasn’t…

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Get Unplugged in Costa Rica!

A symphony of color on the streets of Guatemala

Thirdeyemom

I have never before seen such an enormous symphony of color as I did in Guatemala.  The past Spanish colonial influence combined with the vivid Mayan culture and tradition of brilliant colors reflect deeply throughout Guatemala, especially in the Highlands.  Xela is the heart of the Mayan culture and community.  If you take a walk around her lovely, hilly streets you will be reminded of her past, present and future.  You can see it reflected in the lovely colors of the buildings.  Some of which are on their fourth generation of color.

Come….take a walk with me through the streets of Xela and experience all the joy that color can bring to the soul.

Looking up to the hills.  A typical street in Xela lined in ancient foot-burning cobblestones and a gorgeous splash of color.  

From golden yellows to turquoise blues the colors never cease to inspire me and…

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