UMBC '20 Photographer + Cinematographer 📸🎥 @tylerflickitup
relax! I just got in my car and didn’t go anywhere else. decided to hop in the whip awhile ago and shared some things
I need the silence... - - - Excuse the wind, enjoy the scenery #hitme
Got a record player and I’m hype! Don’t know why I wanted one so bad but I love it. - - Someone teach me how to clean vinyl cause some keep skipping and it’s erky 😗- - - Suffered a hand fracture and I’m a lil disappointed but hopefully I can still work a camera -
Bienvenidos a la familia ❤️
I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for these two beautiful souls. All I can say is thank you for all that you’ve done for me. I can’t wait for all of our future adventures. Congratulations Rinny ❤️ I’m not sure what happened in this picture but I love it
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I am seriously missing this vibe...
I’m not a “New Year” type of person, but I had a lot of big moments and personal growth this year. I’m proud of my comeuppance, from my achievements, and from my attempts to bounce back from hardship. I only hope to keep improving to the live the life I want, and to keep growing to be the person I desire to be.
Lineage tingz. All love around here #LOG
When I call them my brothers, I mean that. Let’s keep shining 💪🏾❤️
#myFraternity gave me the resources, the encouragement, and the motivation to become a better person. I’m in positions of leadership, such as the IFC President, that I never saw myself in and I give a lot of credit to my brothers. Also gotta show love to my whole Greek Family!
Post 2/2, finalmente... It was a stressful day of last minute flight changes to make it home, but throughout the travel, I realized how much I was already missing Colombia and the city of Barranquilla. Without a doubt, I‘ve grown attached, whether it’s because this was the first place out of the US that I traveled to, the culture that was growing on me, or the people that I met along the way, I miss this place, regardless. From the moment I landed in the city, I was overwhelmed with the fact that I wasn’t home, that I was in another country to immerse into its culture. Beautiful sights, rich culture, I got a super casual photo with Gabo, I beat @angelamclt in Parques, I have a second family and friends there. I loved my time so much, and I definitely see myself visiting in the future, multiple times. I’m excited to be back home so I can share more of my experience and what I learned, but I wish I could’ve stayed longer. Nevertheless, Joe Arroyo said it best, En Barranquilla Me Quedo #DiversityAbroad #UnlockYourPassport
(Post 1/2 because I have a lot to share from my last week in Colombia ) The final week was the toughest because I just did not want to leave the city of Barranquilla, let alone Colombia (and because of final assignments for my classes ). But the week consisted of our group having our final dance class, and we learned some Cumbia, which has become a favorite of mine because of the vocals, instrumentation, dancing, bright clothing and storytelling. Also, students at the local high schools we visited performed Cumbia and that’s where I was first exposed. During our last day @uninorteco , a group of students at performed a huge Cumbia performance just for us. I was taking pictures but I was totally enticed during their passionate performance. We shared our farewells with our teaching staff and the Department of Languages, received certificates for our time here, and ice cream (a little melted because I was taking photos and talking ) on a brownie. During the weekend, my boy Zaki and I visited Bocas de Ceniza, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Magdalena River, and after a small, rickety train ride, and lots of walking on top of rocks and boulders, we were overlooking the water. It was a great week full of taking in more of Barranquilla’s rich culture and beautiful sights #DiversityAbroad #UnlockYourPassport
I got to know more of the culture in Barranquilla. Through making bracelets and clay like indigenous people, buying empanadas from street carts and visiting some special historic sites. La Casa Museo Julio Flórez is Usiacurí, home of the famous poet with his poetry on the walls. La Casa del Carnaval, which is the home of the history, music and culture that influences the annual, local, and spontaneous carnival in Barranquilla. Castillo de Salgar, which has a beautiful view right over the ocean in Puerto Colombia. Plus, eating fish by the beach is an experience you can’t pass up. It’s very interesting to me the cultures that exist in Colombia, especially the African culture. The drums and vocal influences in Cumbia, Salsa, and Puya, the art on murals on the street, and even the masks from La Casa del Carnaval. Being on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and learning more of the Afro-Latino experience as an African American is truly astonishing to me #DiversityAbroad #UnlockYourPassport (p.s. my sister says I look like @reggiecouz when he does his Prince impressions 😂 )
Seriously, the time is going by so fast! Last weekend, we went to the Magdalena region to stay in Santa Marta and visit Aracataca, home of Gabriel García Márquez, or Gabo, the legendary author from Colombia. Yes, I was actually reading in this picture lol. Our group visited his home and left our @umbclife mark in the backyard (its allowed, we didn’t vandalize a national site ). We also stopped in Taganga to see a beautiful sight, a popular area for pictures of course. This trip is still an amazing one, but I feel that I am failing at one thing: making the effort to get to know locals, and build relationships that will extend across waters. Amazingly, a few people from the group and I met a professor on campus, who just got an opportunity to work at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore this upcoming fall! Que suerte, I don’t believe that we actually met him in the lunch line. I’ve got less than 3 weeks left, so I’m hoping I can step out of my comfort zone, build some confidence and make some friends before I leave. Other from my group have been helping out though. I’m thankful for them #DiversityAbroad #UnlockYourPassport
How can I begin? I am overwhelmed with the opportunity that I have been given. The City of Barranquilla, Universidad del Norte, Cartagena, Isla del Pirata, everything has been beautiful so far. Not to mention the relationships that I’ve made with fellow UMBC students and with my amazing host family. Being in a completely different part of the world has made my mind constantly race because there’s so much to understand about what makes this place unique, the people, the food, the social structure, even the crazy driving. I am most definitely blessed. It’s already one week down, and there’s still so much more to learn 🇨🇴 #DiversityAbroad #UnlockYourPassport
One of my proudest decisions since attending UMBC was joining a brotherhood that continuously brings out the best of me. I’m grateful for each and everyone one of my brodies. I’m glad I decided to rush #MenOfClass