alexhopes Chicago.
Thanks to @jaygold_ for showing me around tonight. @genyvb as well!

Stay warm, y'all.
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alexhopes Exploring Chicago. 22h

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alexhopes I disappear. 1w

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alexhopes My kind of Friday. 2w
  •   boeyjowens Just walked through this same spot. Makes the skyline much more interesting 2w
  •   oliviermorisse Nice pic 2w

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alexhopes The untamed land of central British Columbia. 2w

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alexhopes I've spent 6 months wandering the states with my dog. It was, and continues to be, an amazing experience.

I immensely enjoy traveling by myself. No one can tell me I need to hurry up, no one to tell me I can't stop for yet another photo.

But one thing I missed out on was having a person to be my subject.
I love my landscapes, but portraits are becoming a close second.
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alexhopes I'm going to eat soooooooo much tomorrow. #NicheLostInLandscapes #wildernessculture 3w

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alexhopes Which presents more joy:

Christmas morning as a child, or getting your film developed as a 20 something?

#analogfeatures
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  •   marniemo Kinda the same thing, isn't it? I always forget what I've taken pictures of so it's like opening a gift. 3w
  •   colorhere @chaelibuda gorgeous. 3w

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alexhopes The hike to Havasu Falls was long and brutal. Especially with a 60 lb pack.

If ever you decide to do this 25 mile round trip hike, pack MUCH lighter than I did.

#instagood #wildernessculture
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  •   texaspatrick Ugh. Can't wait to go back. Nice eye to grab this shot 3w
  •   mmmishhh I can't wait to go there!! May be making a birthday trip 3w
  •   alexhopes @mmmishhh You should. It's amazing. 3w
  •   anthropocene We're considering making this our first stop for our road trip in late May. I knew it was a long hike, but thought since it was mostly on the canyon floor that the majority of it would be flat yet sandy. Is this a correct assessment?? 3w
  •   alexhopes @anthropocene The hike in wasn't bad, mostly because of overcast weather. The hike back was gruuuueeeling. There was no escape from the sun, even though it was just 80 something degrees. The worst part is hiking 11 miles, then facing the last mile which is all switchbacks up the canyon wall. If I did it again, I would pay $40 to have a mule bring my pack back for me. I don't think it would have been challenging had I not had my pack. My buddies had 25-30lb packs and struggled mightily as well. 3w
  •   anthropocene Yeah, my pack averages 30lbs, but I'm thinking maybe a hike in/mule out situation. 3w
  •   alexhopes Yeah. If you plan on doing anything the night after your hike, you won't regret it. We were dead to the world. 3w

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alexhopes So excited to announce that I officially have a photography studio!

Spent the afternoon cleaning up the space, bringing in lighting tomorrow.

Let's shoot!
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alexhopes Ever get the feeling, like you should be in Colorado? 4w

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alexhopes I love the way light soaks into the bottom of a cloud. 4w

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alexhopes If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?

Mine, would simply be: You can.
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alexhopes In my youth, I would have stepped in this puddle. Now I marvel in it's beauty.
I'd say both are correct.

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alexhopes ️ ATX

Believe the hype! This city, gosh.

#myfilmgram #atx
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  •   alexhopes After seeing so many different cities on my trip, Austin still reigns supreme! @seecrit 1mon
  •   vegelove99 Where 1mon
  •   seecrit Special it is @alexhopes! I'm a native Houstonian and never have I looked back #10yrs 1mon
  •   augustaleighphoto Come to big bend!! 1mon
  •   inthetrees_ Dope shot! 1mon
  •   betsybuisson @alexhopes Your pictures are so amazing...how long are you in town for? 1mon
  •   alexhopes @betsybuisson Hey. Thank you! I'm not back yet. I anticipate beginning of December. This is a photo from a roll of film I recently had developed. 1mon
  •   mcclynes I live in austin... You should have been here in th late 90's way better thn it is now 3w

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alexhopes Camping at the gorge. I'm sure Oregon looks a little different right now.
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#instagood #wildernessculture #sidventures
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