London in Pictures: Notting Hill Carnival
I grew up in West London, between Queensway and Westbourne Grove. Every summer, the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's biggest street festival celebration, was right on my doorstep. These images, documented using black and white film on a vintage Canon-AE1, represents a vital part of my summer memories in the UK.
Greece: Azure Adolescence in Crete
I fell in love with Crete three years ago. Chania, a sleepy, idyllic coastal town on the island blessed with endless sunshine, stole my heart. There I spent days of cloudless skies, sparkling seas, beautiful inhabitants, and fresh, divine food with two of my closest friends. There’s a magical quality to Greece. Magic in its people, its culture, its pastoral way of life. The island renewed my spirit.
I used to spend precious energy on things that didn't matter. I was consumed with validating my existence through the opinion of others. Is my stomach flat enough? Am I wearing the right clothes? Am I want he wants? But there was no hiding from myself in Crete.