Washington DC is one of my favorite places in the US. While the architecture is grandiose and the museums are packed with splendor – it becomes one of the most pristine places for tourists to trickle into. Ironically, tourists are somewhat of a nuisance in NYC, and in this little town, I find myself becoming what I often fear with a confident smile.
I’ve been to DC quite a few times already, yet it never ceases to amaze me. It looks massive, but it’s not really, but it kinda is. Feels a little like Manhattan where you keep arguing whether we’re the ones that are small or if it’s the island itself.
My most recent trip to DC was with my family, right after Commencement. It was the days where “well, I have a degree now” was beginning to stick as my regular punchline and I stil had no clue what to do with myself. Ah, youth. My brother is one of my favorite people, especially as we share a sense of humor, and we decided to take on the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum with his sunglasses. It got ugly, it got a little disrespectful. But in the end, the boy who just doesn’t want to learn ended up walking out with some knowledge after all – this in addition to some great fun and laughter.
On this trip I decided to only use my Olympus in a grainy black and white mode for a vintage and dramatic effect as well as my polaroid. While you probably couldn’t get away with photographing Georgetown in black and white, DC seems to be made for it!