The Art Of The Shoefie

Bellemore Chicago


Traveling the world is truly an art.

We travel to explore. To experience new things. And to make our lives richer through these experiences.

It's addictive, inspiring, and exhilarating.

And it's the only thing we can buy that will truly make our souls richer.

But I find, when most of us travel, we forget to do one very important thing: Look Down.

There's a whole, brilliant, beautiful world beneath our feet. And so many lessons on similarities and differences to be found.

When I was in college and showing my photography work at galleries, I used to love doing series photography. I had an entire series of models in high-fashion covering their heads entirely with umbrellas (yes, seriously!). I had a series made entirely of my hand reaching out and touching leaves throughout the year. I had a series of portraits I took of my father in various props and weird things found around our studio (top hats, boas... you name it.).

So as I've begun traveling more for this blog, the itch to start a photo series around my travels became imperative. I love the idea of shooting the same type of shot in hundreds of locations around the world. And so my travel "shoefie" series was born.

What's a "shoefie" I hear you asking?

Well, we have selfies, right? Shoe + Selfie = Shoefie

Shoefies are my favorite kind of selfie -- a quick way to document that moment. That #fromwhereistand moment. That light. That tile. Those shoes. The dirt on them. THAT moment.

That exact spot where you connected with that place.

Our feet are our most direct connection to the world around us and I truly believe every step we take makes us a richer person for it.

So the next time you're traveling don't forget to look down. Who knows? Maybe you'll start your own shoefie series!


Cremona Italy

Mansión Mérida on the Park Hotel Mérida Yucatán Mexico Divorced Eggs

Mansión Mérida on the Park Hotel Mérida Yucatán Mexico

Cold Storage Chicago

Acre Baja Los Cabos Mexico

Duck & Waffle London Brunch

Revolución Market Morelia Mexico

Mansión Mérida on the Park Hotel Mérida Yucatán Mexico

Los Cabos Mexico

Bellagio Las Vegas

La Conspiración de 1809 Morelia Mexico

Acre Baja Los Cabos Mexico

Hyde Park London

Claro Fish Jr. Los Cabos Tacos

Latte Quattro Sette Coffee Shop Mérida Yucatán Mexico

Eclair Bakery NYC

Hotel de la Soledad Morelia Mexico

Los Cabos Mexico

Chango Restaurant Morelia Mexico

Sotuta De Peón Hacienda Yucatán Mexico

Morelia Mexico

Bellemore Chicago

Sketch Afternoon Tea London

Sotuta De Peón Hacienda Yucatán Mexico

Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort

Amsterdam Photos

Mansión Mérida on the Park Hotel Mérida Yucatán Mexico

Hyde Park London Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

Happy Place Chicago

Sawada Coffee Chicago

Sotuta De Peón Hacienda Yucatán Mexico

Bellagio Las Vegas

NYC 2018

La Conspiración de 1809 Morelia Mexico

Los Cabos Mexico Whale Watching

NYC October 2018 From Where I Stand

NYC October 2018 Sézane

Victoria & Albert Museum London December 2018

Official Sed Bona Signature
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