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Earth Day by Katherine Yaksich

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Happy 🌏 Day ✌🏼

Here’s one of my favorite images from South Africa

#earthday #savesharks

(at South Africa)

by Katherine Yaksich

Happy Earth Day 🌍✌️ 

#antarcticaordie 

(at Antarctica)

Happy Earth Day 🌍✌️ #antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

Join me next week for the world premiere of my film, ANTARCTICA, screening at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm.  Trailer:   http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer    Tickets and info:    https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1     I look forward to seeing you there!

Join me next week for the world premiere of my film, ANTARCTICA, screening at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm.

Trailer: http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer

Tickets and info: https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1

I look forward to seeing you there!

by Katherine Yaksich

ANTARCTICA Trailer

I’m excited to announce my short film, ANTARCTICA, will premiere at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm, and will screen along with 8 other shorts.

Trailer: http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer

Info and tickets: https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1

I would be so honored if you came out and/or invited anyone that would be interested. I look forward to seeing you there!

Warmly,

Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

35 mm film photo of me on top of Half Dome by @matthewtmorgan   

#filmisnotdead #justdothedomething  

(at Half Dome Summit)

35 mm film photo of me on top of Half Dome by @matthewtmorgan

#filmisnotdead #justdothedomething

(at Half Dome Summit)

Exploring South Africa and Tanzania with Reuben Hernandez by Katherine Yaksich

My guest post and Africa images on the We Keep Exploring blog:

My dear friend Andrew and I decided to do a 6 week adventure in South Africa, Tanzania, and Zanzibar because he quit his job this year and launched his own company. We wanted to do some things we have never done before, such as summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits and the highest mountain in Africa. I was on a personal long time mission to see Great White sharks breach in South Africa, which I missed on my previous two trips to Cape Town. Just over five years ago, I also quit my full time job, hit the reset button, and hopped on a plane bound for South Africa.

For the past five years, traveling and exploration has been much of an independent pursuit, as I am often sent out on assignments on my own or other people just don’t have the flexibility to join me. A huge challenge with being away on the road so much is that I can sometimes feel disconnected from my community and friends. Building community, exploring, and creating are some of my core values, and to be able to share all of those things together at the same time with a good friend is quite meaningful and memorable. And at times it was beautiful and transcendent, especially at the top of Africa at nearly 20,000 ft above sea level, and when we took a boat out to surf the outer reefs of Zanzibar. 

Lately, I’ve had this grand vision of building community through travel, exploration, and creating art, and I’m reminded of the following quote by Christopher McCandless, “Happiness only real when shared.”

There is beauty everywhere worth pursuing and exploring, even in the places that we least expect it. Get out there and find it. Be fearless. Be wild. Be free.

All My Best,
Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.” - Rumi 

 Zanzibar actually has decent, untouched surf. We took a boat to the outer reefs and were pleasantly surprised.  

 2 of 2 for @topodesigns  
#bigcatsplayball 

  (at Zanzibar, Tanzania)

“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.” - Rumi

Zanzibar actually has decent, untouched surf. We took a boat to the outer reefs and were pleasantly surprised.

2 of 2 for @topodesigns
#bigcatsplayball

(at Zanzibar, Tanzania)

by Katherine Yaksich

Tiny Beautiful Things  

#antarcticaordie #marchofthepenguins  

(at Antarctica)

Tiny Beautiful Things

#antarcticaordie #marchofthepenguins

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

| changes | 

 Contemplating these words today:  

 “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”  

 - Rumi 

 #antarcticaordie 

 (at Antarctica)

| changes |

Contemplating these words today:

“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”

- Rumi

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

“He who seeks beauty will find it.” - Bill Cunningham  

#antarcticaordie #iamnature   

(at Antarctica)

“He who seeks beauty will find it.” - Bill Cunningham

#antarcticaordie #iamnature

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”   

- Rumi  

#antarcticaordie  

(at Antarctica)

“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

- Rumi

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

In honor of #Jonas, here’s one of my favorite images from last month’s Antarctic expedition  

#antarcticaordie #❄️  

(at Antarctica)

In honor of #Jonas, here’s one of my favorite images from last month’s Antarctic expedition

#antarcticaordie #❄️

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

| MY FIRST NEW YORK |  

Exactly 5 years ago today, I fulfilled my long time dream of moving to New York City. I remember it was in the middle of one of those record breaking snowstorms, and there were massive piles of snow everywhere. I was officially homeless crashing at my little brother’s apartment, had zero work lined up, was fresh off of a breakup, had very little money in my bank account, and I was searching Craigslist for photography jobs feeling defeated and wondering, “What the hell did I just do?!!”   

Back then I had no way of knowing that taking that leap of faith and moving to NYC would lead me to Antarctica, many other meaningful adventures, and love. Looking back I do know that jumping off the cliff and moving to NYC has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.  

This is a photograph of me after we crossed the Antarctic Circle during my first trip to Antarctica last season, and probably one of the most raw and honest photos you will ever see of me. My face is freezing, but I am happy and fulfilled, ready for anything.  

#antarcticaordie  

(at Antarctica)

| MY FIRST NEW YORK |

Exactly 5 years ago today, I fulfilled my long time dream of moving to New York City. I remember it was in the middle of one of those record breaking snowstorms, and there were massive piles of snow everywhere. I was officially homeless crashing at my little brother’s apartment, had zero work lined up, was fresh off of a breakup, had very little money in my bank account, and I was searching Craigslist for photography jobs feeling defeated and wondering, “What the hell did I just do?!!”

Back then I had no way of knowing that taking that leap of faith and moving to NYC would lead me to Antarctica, many other meaningful adventures, and love. Looking back I do know that jumping off the cliff and moving to NYC has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

This is a photograph of me after we crossed the Antarctic Circle during my first trip to Antarctica last season, and probably one of the most raw and honest photos you will ever see of me. My face is freezing, but I am happy and fulfilled, ready for anything.

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)