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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

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

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

The thing that captivated me about Antarctica this time around is the light. The light is never ending, the magic hours last all night long, and it paints colors unlike anything I have ever seen before.   

Antarctica is different and surprising each and every time; it is like no other place on earth.   

#antarcticaordie  

(at Antarctic)

The thing that captivated me about Antarctica this time around is the light. The light is never ending, the magic hours last all night long, and it paints colors unlike anything I have ever seen before.

Antarctica is different and surprising each and every time; it is like no other place on earth.

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctic)

by Katherine Yaksich

| 10:15 PM |  

A tabular iceberg drifts past us in the Ross Sea.   

The largest recorded iceberg, B-15, measured 183 miles long by 83 miles wide, larger than the whole island of Jamaica.   

#antarcticaordie  

(at Antarctic)

| 10:15 PM |

A tabular iceberg drifts past us in the Ross Sea.

The largest recorded iceberg, B-15, measured 183 miles long by 83 miles wide, larger than the whole island of Jamaica.

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctic)

by Katherine Yaksich

Jurassic Park  The roads are narrow and scary as hell but the views are worth it  (at Ravello, Amalfi Coast)

Jurassic Park

The roads are narrow and scary as hell but the views are worth it

(at Ravello, Amalfi Coast)

by Katherine Yaksich

| 4:40 PM today |  It’s no surprise why people are so mesmerized by this town  (at Amalfi Coast - Positano)

| 4:40 PM today |

It’s no surprise why people are so mesmerized by this town

(at Amalfi Coast - Positano)

by Katherine Yaksich

A beach day in November. I’m not mad about that  (at Amalfi Coast - Positano)

A beach day in November. I’m not mad about that

(at Amalfi Coast - Positano)

by Katherine Yaksich

| THE TOWN THAT IS DYING |  

We got majorly lost driving to Civita last night, but it was totally worth it.   

Civita only has 6 residents year round, no cars, and could possibly be the most charming place you ever visit. It is literally dying, so check it out before it’s gone.   

#duefratellihernandez  


(at Civita, Italy)

| THE TOWN THAT IS DYING |

We got majorly lost driving to Civita last night, but it was totally worth it.

Civita only has 6 residents year round, no cars, and could possibly be the most charming place you ever visit. It is literally dying, so check it out before it’s gone.

#duefratellihernandez

(at Civita, Italy)