Last of DC and a bit from NY

July 18, 2011










Back in school in CA, done with the Nat Geo internship and getting ready to finish school pretty soon, which means a lot of work and not a lot of sleep. But before I move on to CA pics, here are some from the last couple of weeks in DC. Click the link to see them: http://heardthebuffalo.com/udigoren/more_dc_and_some_ny/page1/



The Newseum

June 4, 2011

One of DC’s newer museums, the Newseum offers some insights into the world of journalism (and photojournalism). They currently have an exhibit about the Pulitzer prize, with many (or all?) of the previous winning pictures featured on the walls. Pretty amazing to see all these world-changing images in one place. The best surprise I had was to find one of my teacher’s work on the walls: Rick Rickman won the prize with two more phtogs from the Orange County Register in 1984. I just had a class with him a couple of months ago!





























DC: week II

May 9, 2011

First week in DC over successfully, second week starting. In spite of the fact I still have a million things I need to do, I’m almost in tourist mode (which means I can just wonder around a take pictures). Got to just hang out with a couple of people I met while they were fishing and heard more about fishing than I’ve heard my entire life. Here are a few new pics from this week, while walking the city to my heart’s content:




May 2, 2011

Trying to keep it short…Arrived in DC yesterday morning and my excitement of being a tourist for a little bit was surpassed by the realization that I have to wait in the airport for three hours until the buses start running.

After getting unpacked and settled in the house I’m staying in, I went out to get acquainted with downtown a bit. My (very distant) cousin Anat showed me around and pointed out the cool places I’ll have to visit. Being a tourist rocks– just taking pictures cause it’s fun and the place is new and because I like taking pictures. I was the most excited about the metro– I love the fast trains, the waiting people, the loud annoying people, the pretty lady you’ll never see again… Just like it. You can have a look at some pictures from the last two days here:


Had to pass by the Nat Geo building to make sure I know where I need to go on the first day of the internship. I’ve seen the building several times in movies and on TV, so I got a little excited and decided to take a stupid touristy picture in front of it. I never do it, but I figured this time I’m allowed.

So, this is it: tomorrow is the first day of my internship with “Dangerous Encounters” on the National Geographic channel. Two and a half years ago I came to study in the U.S. for the mere chance itmight get me closer to NG and tomorrow I’m going to walk into the building. Happy days…

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Singin' the blues

Street People

April 19, 2011

Often the most interesting people you’d meet during your day, these people add color and flavor to a place.

Ben Lundy played the harmonica in downtown Reno, Nev., while his dog Cotton Candy howled along, Saturday night, June 26, 2010. Moving to Reno from a small town because he “likes the action,” and Having lived in Reno for over 30 years, most of which without a home, Lundy now has a companion with whom he can sing the blues.

Top: Tel Aviv, Israel

Bottom left: a bagger in Katmandu, Nepal

Bottom right: a (seemingly) cheerful homeless guy in Venice Beach, California















McArthur Park, Los Angeles, California


Tree by my house

April 11, 2011

My good friend Levi dragged me away from the computer for a bit, just in time for some nice afternoon light…


Santa Barbara at night

March 30, 2011

One hazy night, as I was riding my bike back home, I felt like taking a few pics of the night scene right by my house. State Street, the main street in town, was completely vacant- a stark contrast to its daytime function, when it’s full of people and chaos.




Fiesta 2009

March 30, 2011


Once a year, Santa Barbara pretends it still belongs to Mexico and celebrates its mexican heritage (which today is mostly mexican food, mexican labor and mexican gangs). During Fiesta, the city puts on a mini carnival and people from all over Southern California come there to get drunk and happy.

A year and a half ago, when I was still living there, Tuca and Emily came to visit and drink. That was when I discovered I take much better pictures when I’m tipsy (although they tend to come out blurry).




Random girl

Tuca and Emily

It wasn't a truly good night unless someone gets arrested

Emily and the girls

Tuca and the beautiful light




March 20, 2011


Had to go to Phoenix to hang out in a hospital for two days for a stem cell donation. My very talented friend Jo came to take pictures while I was there, which was pretty cool. Feels funny being on the other side of the lens… Oh, and she also wrote funny captions.


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March 12, 2011









Brooks NPPA chapter (if you don’t know what it is- google will tell you) organizes a shoot off every once in a while. I was lucky enough to win second place in the last one, so it’s probably a good time to share this image. It was taken at night using a 30 second exposure when I noticed a little constant wave by the Ojai hot springs.

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