Nothing’s easy.
Some people just make things look easy.

Previously: Hard things

2AM building evacuation in Portland, Oregon

I get that a lot. It hurts deep down in the core of my CPU.

Zack playing Jenga in Portland, Oregon

Wide angle shots from David Fincher films

More examples in the video: David Fincher: From a Distance

Last year, I got some (friendly) critique saying I always shoot wide when taking photos. So I got a long lens and started moving closer. But I gravitate to what’s comfortable, resulting in a bunch of not-exactly-wide, not-exactly-close, extra shmedium shots. Still trying. Versatility is good. But wide is beautiful, so I’ll just own it.

Things don’t just flow out of your brain. It’s not like, Hey, I’m brilliant. Show up, paper right here, bam, another banger. No—you sit and you struggle with yourself and you stop cutting your hair. I’m not cutting my hair right now. You stop shaving, like I’m not shaving right now. You remember that you can fail. I’ve failed several times. The fact that everybody else don’t see that don’t give me the right to not see it.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates in an interview with Playboy

Screenshots from my trip to Cuba

Friday night at the Malecón in Havana, Cuba

Rum in a box. Because it’s past midnight, you’re sitting by the sea and need alcohol in 200 mL increments.

Policia at the Malecón in Havana, Cuba

Courtney in Havana, Cuba

Shade is in short supply here. Sometimes you have to create your own.

Alexa writing in Havana, Cuba

Journalists at work look abooout 1,000 times cooler than when I’m at work. It’s not fair.

Courtney using Cara’s phone to call Eric’s phone to talk to Nathan. (If I got it right.) Staying connected in Havana, Cuba.

Late night at a wifi park in Havana, Cuba

At 1AM, you can find these guys in the park, playing dominoes and selling wifi access codes.

Suspiciously cheap bar in Havana, Cuba

Mojito time at La Guarida in Havana, Cuba