Author: Devon

Inside the Artist // Idrissa Sidibe

How to give. How to capture. How to keep perspective. These are all the things Maryland based photographer Idrissa Sidibe considers before capturing a picture. If you haven’t heard of the name-you will soon. Kind-spirited, ambitious, and visionary, his photographs continue to surface the emotions of his viewers. We had Idrissa come from behind the camera to talk about his passion. Watch out world. Who is Idrissa Sidibe? He’s just an average guy with a creative eye that wants to show his perspective through his images all while being unique. When did you first realize you wanted to be a photographer?  In all honesty it just started with me taking pictures on my iPhone, then something clicked and I advocated to get a camera, parents gave me one, and I realized I took pretty decent pictures and ran with it. What’s the first thing you remember creating? There’s nothing major that sticks out, The only thing that could be considered as something would be the picture that I took the day I got a camera. It’s a …

Hello Fall. // Falling Forward

Summer is a strange period of time. Once familiar faces become unrecognizable as we reflect on ourselves and our surroundings. Days grow longer as do our nights when the adventures that were once seemingly impossible suddenly become a reality. Summer in a way is the embodiment of freedom, and youth. Wide eyed and optimistic, yet cool and collected. The warmth and experiences that accompany the season make it worthwhile. But as September continues and the air grows crisp, it’s time to accept the changing of the seasons. So I would like so say goodbye to summer. Goodbye to your energy and heat. Goodbye to the late night phone calls, and early foggy mornings. Goodbye to dewy skin and bronze tones. Goodbye to vibrant sunsets and sunrises. And goodbye to the hazy remembrances of passing faces and summer rendezvous. But I’d also like to say hello to fall. I’d like to say hello to refreshing, early mornings. Hello to warm cups of tea, and heaps of blankets. Hello to sweaters, and scarves, and hats and gloves. …

Summer in the City

New York City is quite possibly my favorite place on earth, so imagine my excitement when a friend invited me to stay with her for the weekend. The bright lights and fast pace of the city is a sharp contrast compared to the suburbs of Maryland, but the best part of travelling in my opinion is getting out of your comfort zone. It’s no secret that New York is HUGE (given it’s five boroughs and intricate metro system), and it’s easy to get lost if you have absolutely no idea where you’re going, or what you’re looking for. SO, that being said, here are some of my favorite places that I visited, that’ll be sure to satisfy you whether you’re looking to eat, shop, or just enjoy the beauty of the city! For the Thrifters NYC is known for its unique people and their interesting fashion taste, so what better way to get to know the local style than by visiting their local thrift stores! Thrift shopping has always been one of my favorite pastimes, but thrifting …

Spread the Love!

Compassion Noun A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. When reading the definition of compassion, it doesn’t seem all that hard to practice such a simple concept. Unfortunately, as time passes and our culture progresses it seems as though certain people find it hard to be kind to those around them, which is a big problem! In a world with a population of over 7 billion people, loneliness is quickly on the rise as we all seem to grow further and further apart. Compassion is a science, and it has a major effect on us and everyone we share it with, not only mentally, but physically as well. Scientists state that spreading kindness can reduce your blood pressure, your anxiety, your stress and overall improves your health. It can also be argued that practicing compassion can make us live longer. You can live longer just by being nice! Which seems like a pretty good deal to me. Small acts …

Mix Tape #1 (+breakfast)

On this particular morning, you’ve woken up early. This is unlike you, as you’ll usually wake up right before noon if you have the chance to sleep in, but its hard to close your eyes again when the sunlight’s already shining in through the window. Nobody’s home, so you figure you’ll use the time and space to make a real breakfast for yourself.