"I believe it's true that if you have a dream you should pursue it with unwavering commitment. That said, I also believe that preparedness is the key to success in anything in life."
This week, we had the privilege of speaking with Brandee Castle, co-owner of Judith + Joe, a small boutique in RiNo with a big emphasis on giving back. The shop shares a Backyard on Blake store front with La Lovely Vintage, a community that, according to Brandee, is a great depiction of small businesses in Denver.
Informed by Paleolithic animism, western natural history, and shadow archaeology, Levitt reveals the alter-world of Mawooshen through 98 photographs of geography, plant and animal life, people, and built objects. The images are unstaged, analog, and accompanied by fragments of description.
For our entire stay, I was reminded of the beauty of nature, the warmth and kindness of people, and how, when you step outside of yourself for a bit, the discoveries you make are the kind that remain with you for a lifetime.
We’re definitely in a time where interest in trades is at an all-time low; some people want to pay the same price for a custom-built piece that they would pay at Ikea. But I think working hard and staying humble still goes a long way in today's society. Pursuing a craft like carpentry means you have to be ready and willing to take on new challenges, be consistent and show great pride in your work.
My entrance into Colorado was just the beginning of what this place has become to me: A culture that lends itself to time for slow conversation and to sit in silence as the sun goes to sleep behind the hills. Familiarity has been earned with the passing of seasons: but the community and landscape of Colorado provided an almost instantaneous sense of belonging.
It’s no secret that China is transforming at record speed. The West fixates on the progress of its rising economy, urbanizing people, and increasing demand for luxury goods. While this swift shift to modernism dazzles the world, it’s easy to ignore the consequences. This photo essay, an immersion into rural China, explores parts of this special culture that are forever slipping away.