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S. Cole Kiburz  Purveyor of Americana Los Angeles based Content Creator Rates & Inquiries cole.kiburz@gmail.com

http://Momnt.io/JourneyIntoColour

Returning soon to the serenity of the creek @laubergesedona

Summer in the city 🚌✌🏼

Thankful today for
salty wind and water
washing us away
And for the friends that were here
and the music we made

I love you, Laguna.

Photo by @deanastacia with special appearance by her new baby boy, Benny.

“Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” ~ Paul Tillich

Click the link in my bio for the @moment short film, photos & my answers to a "Q&A" about the whole experience.

India is a place that captivates and overwhelms the senses with it’s contradictory layers; vibrant colors meet stark landscapes. Peaceful temples perch above winding seas of honking horns in crowded streets. It’s vivacious, diverse and raw. More than anything, it’s a place that can’t be pinned down. It’s a place whose depths must be immersively experienced—an enchanting enigma, if you will. Our film, “Journey Into Colour: A Search for Holi” attempts to show the raw and beautiful culture of India through its varied landscapes, animals and people and the colours that seem to sing in harmony at every slaloming turn.
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#shotonmoment alongside @deanastacia Musical score by @dangerbang

This is a teaser for the short film I shot with @deanastacia entirely on iPhone + @moment lenses in India. Original score by @dangerbang Click the link in my bio for the full short film, photos & my answers to a "Q&A" about the experience.

India is a place that captivates and overwhelms the senses with it’s contradictory layers; vibrant colors meet stark landscapes. Peaceful temples perch above winding seas of honking horns in crowded streets. It’s vivacious, diverse and raw. More than anything, it’s a place that can’t be pinned down. It’s a place whose depths must be immersively experienced—an enchanting enigma, if you will. Our film, “Journey Into Colour: A Search for Holi” attempts to show the raw and beautiful culture of India through its varied landscapes, animals and people and the colours that seem to sing in harmony at every slaloming turn.

#shotonmoment

"Remember that time we took 5 Tibetan monks off-roading though the red rocks of Sedona in a fleet of Range Rovers? That's real." — quote and photo by @ryannealcordwell

After this sunset hike, the monks insisted on cooking us their favorite traditional momo dish. As incredible as it is to watch the monks work on the sand mandala and to witness their blessings and energy work magic on all whom they encounter, I think my favorite moments occur in the downtime. They're so playful and funny and are always playing little pranks on us and one another. They are so present in each moment and that attentiveness radiates outward.

I apologize if I'm slow to respond to communications, but I'm trying to soak in all there is to learn from their collective wisdom and ways of viewing the world. Compassion, healing and love are the themes of this experience, and they're lessons I won't soon forget.

Made possible by our good friends at @laubergesedona

#monksatlauberge #monkingaround #monklife

My blog post on how to take amazing photos at the Grand Canyon is live on The Momentist! Click the link in my bio or check out @moment for more 🏜✨#shotonmoment

My blog post on how to take amazing photos at the Grand Canyon is live on The Momentist! Click the link in my bio or check out @moment for more 🏜✨#shotonmoment

An excerpt from Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist"

At that moment it seemed to him that time stood still and the soul of the world surged within him. When he looked into her dark eyes and saw that her lips were poised between a laugh and silence, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke. The language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert. Something that exerted the same force whenever two pairs of eyes met, as had theirs here at the well. She smiled, and that was certainly an omen. The omen he had been awaiting without even knowing he was for all his life. The omen he sought to find in his sheep and in his books. In the crystals and in the silence of the desert... ⠀
It was the pure language of the world. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life. And that, with no need for words she recognized the same thing. He was more certain of it, than of anything in the world. He had been told by his parents and grandparents that he must fall in love and really know a person before becoming committed. But maybe people who felt that way never learned the universal language. Because when you know that language, its easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you. Whether its in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love and makes a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.

Photo by @ryannealcordwell

“I haven’t been gone very long, but it feels like a lifetime.” ~Conor Oberst

Through all the adventures (and misadventures) on my wandering path through this life, I’ve come to know that every time I travel I am reborn as a new person. The further removed one becomes from routine, the more certain ideas or feelings seem to fade away like the fallen leaves while what matters most seems to come into focus like a towering mountain that had been there all along. Spend enough time in nature and you will see very clearly the faces you miss and the creative passions you wish to pursue with elevated focus.

When I return from my travels, half sick and exhausted, I love being greeted by a whimpering dog that is overjoyed to see me. All my little rituals and comforts feel renewed and sacramental. It’s so easy to appreciate all of life’s gifts when you've had time to miss them. It’s easy to prioritize what you need when all you’ve have is the sky and your thoughts.

Sometimes we leave in search of certain answers and end up finding answers to questions we otherwise would've never thought to ask. North Cascades. Mount Rainier. Redwoods. Zion. Big Sur. Yosemite. Sedona. These are quite the places to get lost. They’re also quite the places to be found.

#PPSoloTravel

Well it's officially been 20 days since the last time I posted on my feed but those of you who've been following my story know why. I had the privilege of shooting a new campaign for @visitsedona along with fellow ramblin' man @ryannealcordwell and our cast of characters from @ohadvertising

We traversed many mountains to amass one of content that's higher than the rest. I have a book worth of stories rolling around in my head filled with colorful new characters and tales. It's a cocktail of equal parts conquest, camaraderie and consequence served neat—and always on the house.

Like most great stories, this is one that can only be told once the dirt and ash had had time to settle. Sitting in my cottage at @laubergesedona it's as if I'm combatting the Meduca of the moment as I recall with vigor the sensorial input from the past couple weeks. The sound of crunching, red rocks shifting under my feet. The smell of dawn's stillness and afternoon sweat. For, as with most dreams, as soon as my feet touch down somewhere else, the moment is lost.

~ Mostly an excerpt from 05.12.17
Way more to come...

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