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Brandon Sharpe  Transplant from the south, now living in Chicago. Designer & Photographer always looking for the next big adventure. PCT 14'

https://www.fastcocreate.com/3068055/inside-an-ambitious-sometimes-maddening-quest-to-save-the-internet

What an amazing planet we live on.
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Speaking of amazing things! I have been working and putting a lot of my content up on the newly launched Props Platform. Such a rad group of people over there focusing on putting the content creators first, in an attempt to save the creators from the tyranny of the internets!
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Being someone that creates lots and lots of content every year, I am pretty excited about what they have going on and would encourage you to check it out if yah have a moment. .
Link in the bio βœŒπŸΌπŸ’• cheers! 🍻

Mystic mornings spent in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
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Can't thank the @vistaverderanch enough for their gracious hospitality, and warm welcome as we spent a long weekend in a cabin way off the grid. Was nice to get away and disconnect for a bit.

Stay tuned, lots coming your way. Cheers! #steamboatsprings #colorado

Adventure Island. #azoresgetaways

One of the coolest places we have had the pleasure of visiting.
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A crater lake within the Água de Pau Massif Stratovolcano, located in the center of the Island of São Miguel in the country of Portugal, on the Azores Islands about 1,000 miles off the coast.
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Whooo, that was a mouth full, but I guess also part of the appeal to such a mysterious and unique place to visit. All rewards, must be met with challenges, and this reward was so so sweet. .
@azoresgetaways @travelzoo #azores #azoresislands #yazores #travelzoo

Crazy people, do crazy things. #explorechicago

πŸŒˆβ›ˆ A sign of the times. #earthfocus

Solidarity. βœŒπŸΌπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #womensmarch

On the horizon. #πŸ“ΈπŸ¦ŒπŸ”

Chicago winter is here.
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With days of high temps of 10Β°F, combined with sub-zero wind chills, it has made for a notable winter already, and we haven't even began to scratch the surface of 2017 yet.
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But with most extreme things in life, comes extreme beauty, and Chicago has been no exception to that rule this winter.
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So here's to you Chicago! Cheers and stay toasty out there! 🍻#explorechicago

June πŸ—Ί #yearinreview
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"Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
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One of the most unexpected and wonderful finds on this trip. Showed up right before sunset and was greeted with some of the coolest and deepest canyon walls I have ever seen.
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The name comes from the fact that some parts of the canyon only receive around 30 minutes of sunlight a day. You can see "Painted Wall" straight across from me, a sight and place I will be visiting again soon for sure."
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Pro tip* camp at the north rim, a delightful and secluded experience, camping right on the rim of the canyon itself. Cheers. 🀘🏻🍻"

New Year, New Ideas πŸ’‘
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Was recently inspired to combine some of my design background, with my photography, and created this out of a set of photos I took while out in Colorado this last summer and fall.
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Was fun to really just let loose and do whatever came to the brain. Expect lots more of this kind of stuff intermittently between my travels.
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I have often told people I am a designer first. It was my first love and is still such a huge part of who I am as a creator. Here's to the new year, and making new stuff! .
Cheers! 🍻 #designtip