Here are photos that symbolically represent my entire summer this year. Pretty exciting stuff, huh? Thor, Vy and I had a great time out in California working for Embassy running their summer school.
Alejandra and Esme
Clara, from Brazil. She’s going to be a a surgeon so that she can cut people and not get arrested.
The Brazilian kids were rad!
Julia is super into the Beatles, Gustavo is the slickest dude in the history of rad dudes, and Brena is rad.
I gave the camera to Mariana and she took some glamor shots of everybody.
Mariana’s photo of a dude we worked with.
Pictures of Ana Julia taken by Mariana. This girl loves some Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Seriously. She had had multiple bowls of CTC every day.
Thinking about CTC.
I can’t remember her name… I’m old.
Mariana is still taking photos. I am not taking photos of 15 year old girls all day long, I swear.
Me talking to some Brazilians in LA.
Gabriel and his special lady friend. And Gustavo.
How are we looking?
Clara, somebody, Mariana and Julia.
Thu is the one drinking tea. I can’t remember anyone else’s name.
That’s still true. Most of my interaction with these kids was me yelling, “No Vietnamese!”, so it’s not really my fault.
I’ve never seen this succulent bloom before.
These are totally rad.
Super totally rad.
Ultra-mage super-duper rad.
Vy guarding something or something. A lady talked to us about Harley Quinn just after this. She acted like Harley Quinn was a thing before the Batman cartoon from the nineties. She wasn’t, people.
These are those weird things from that cave in The Little Mermaid. I didn’t know that they were real.
These things glowed and looked just like vaginas. Which is true.
Puffer fish, unpuffed.
These guys were rad.
More space horses.
Lucky is a dick. Or Benji. Whoever this is.
Cute little guy.
Gustavo having his picture taken while filming himself. Watch this meta-opera unfold in the next couple of photos.
Is this pain?
Olga and Viktor. Somehow, in Ukraine, they work an “ee” inbetween the “L” and “G” in her name.
Gustavo was my favorite.
Yay! International mingling!
A lot of Brazilians from different groups.
Some gummy bears with Clara and Mariana.
Gustavo and Little Joao getting in on the action.
This was the fourth of July party out near some stadium in LA. It was awesome. Except when Alejandra ran away. That sucked. Anyway, this is a photo of what Brazilian people do when there’s more than 5 minutes of quiet.
Italians, Brazilians, it’s like the UN up in here.
This dude is Czech.
Czech girls with Adrian and Leonid.
The Dominican boy, some Brazilians and the two French girls.
This little Vietnamese girl set off the fire alarm on her first day. She cried and it made me sad.
This is Raphaella. She was awesome. She was way too mean for her age, though.
Brazilian girl with Russian group leader.
Alejandra playing with a light sabre.
I showed Mariana how to do long exposures at night. She took photos of the fireworks.
This is the Batcave from the Adam West Batman! More importantly to me, it’s the cave where Ash wakes up in the Director’s Cut of Army of Darkness. Awesome. Alan walked out here with us. It was fun.
This is an actual Tesla coil! Out at the Griffith Observatory. Fun fact: The Griffit Observatory was founded by a man named Griffith Griffith.
LA from far away.
The Hollywood Hills.
We took the long hike up to the sign. It was a huge hassle thanks to the rich people that live around the access road. Thanks for nothing, you entitled turds!
We had fun, though. This is the Czech group. Their leader’s name is Jakub. He was a rad dude.
This is a photo from a Culture Club that I did. It was on photography and these guys were forced to go by their group leader.
We ended up doing portraits and light drawing, because they didn’t care abotu photography. It worked out okay.