The following is a post I began in Ethiopia, from when I was there in August, which I never got around to posting. The subject is Rick Hodes, an American doctor who has been living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where, for over thirty years, he has treated extremely pathological patients whom have nowhere else to turn.Read More
I went to Phoenix last week for a family event. Here are some pictures from a short desert hike squeezed in between Bat Mitzvah activitiesRead More
In January, 2015, Governor of California, Jerry Brown, declared a State of Emergency in response to the fourth year of the State entering a record-breaking drought. In August, I drove from Los Angeles to the Kings Canyon National Park in Northern California, witnessing first hand the devastation of the drought...Read More
Puducherry (aka Pondicherry), a former French colony, still imbibes the influence of its colonizers. There are loads of French run restaurants and guesthouses; all the street name begin with “Rue”; and no one uses deodorant...Read More
This monochrome photo essay documents life in Rishikesh, India. I spent six weeks in Rishikesh, a North Indian town bifurcated by the Ganges, studying yoga and soaking up the culture...Read More
On November 3rd I'm leaving California for a year-long traveling expedition across the world. (More on this to come in a later post). I quit my job at my law firm a few weeks ago to give myself time to prepare for my big adventure.
When I first started working at my firm, a co-worker was quite enamored by my causal Friday attire. She created a Last Will and Testament laying claim to a certain "grey Members Only Jacket" in addition to "that shirt affectionally referred to as 'the most hipster thing I [Shalev] own." Another co-worker opted for my "blue chucks." Well, I didn't want to give them my real kickass clothing. But I felt a symbolic transfer of property was in order given my symbolic "employee death." As it turns out, photographs are the perfect legal instrument for symbolic transfers of property.
Layla is a beautiful and talented lifestyle blogger. We got together to get some banner shot for her new blog (the name of which I am keeping under wraps for now until the public launch date). Click "Read More" for additional images from the shoot.