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Milu and Goncalo, Lisbon, Portugal
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400
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I wrote about my stay with my friend @pat_susana and her parents a few years ago and some of these were the images I used to illustrate it. The text is below:
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Some trips are about big moments; they’re filled with back-to-back epic sights, dramatic landscapes, architectural wonders, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. These trips are non-stop, mind-blowing, exhausting, and often they’re over and done with before you’ve even had a chance to process them. Recently I traveled to Lisbon to visit an old friend and I discovered that savoring the small moments could make the biggest impression.
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My days in Lisbon were spent doing the standards: visiting museums, walking through historic neighborhoods, hunting for street art, listening to traditional fado music through open doorways, and gorging on pastéis de nata. However, these moments weren’t what would define my trip. Instead, it was relishing the time spent with my host family in their home—and more specifically their kitchen. Each day, my friend’s mother, Maria Emilia, or “Milu” for short, would carefully set the table for a cereal breakfast, and then diligently cook the lunch and dinner that followed.
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Milu would make suggestions for traditional Portuguese foods I should try and then those dishes would either appear on the table that same day or the next one. I even found myself, a person who’s normally an unadventurous seafood eater, partaking in and even enjoying the local favorite bacalhau, or codfish. When each dish was presented and I began eating, Milu asked in Portuguese, “Is it good?” and I would reply, “It’s good!” in the only Portuguese I knew. We bonded even without fluency in each other’s languages and she delighted in the fact that I loved her cooking.
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(Continued in the comments)

Patricia Freitas and family, who truly made my stay in Lisbon special ❤️
Photographed in Sintra, Portugal
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

Nicolee Drake, Palácio and Quinta da Bacalhôa, Portugal
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

José Berardo, owner of the Palácio and Quinta da Bacalhôa, and a man who has helped to shape the face of Lisbon today. He hosted us for lunch and, in exchange for these portraits, asked me to take off my shirt and show him my back tattoo. I politely declined.
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

Albert Muñoz Thuile, Palácio and Quinta da Bacalhôa, Portugal
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

Christina Nørdam Andersen, Palácio and Quinta da Bacalhôa, Portugal
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

Aileen Shieu and Stella, San Francisco
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

Cara Monaco, San Francisco
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

Daniel Cohen and Josie Mai, San Francisco
Hasselblad 503CX, TriX 400
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Also, Dan and I are leading a photowalk with @onabags and @leicastoresf tomorrow! Follow the link in my profile for details.

San Francisco: @cohen and I are leading a photowalk downtown on Wednesday after work with @onabags and @leicastoresf. More info can be found in the link in my profile. Hope to see you there!
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Mat Rick, Trillium Lake
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

Katrina Lui, Joshua Tree
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400
Had some weird color variance on some of these Joshua Tree scans - not sure if that's from the film or the lab. 🤔

Danny Vera, Joshua Tree
Hasselblad 503CX, Portra 400

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