Steve Aoki

I ended up spending some time with Steve and his crew, checking out some cool music and got to know a bit more of the life a photographer had – who tended to travel wherever Steve went.

Crowd Surfing with Steve Aoki

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I went to my first Steve Aoki concert when I was only 15. But since then I have gone multiple times and met fascinating people on the way. My favourite memories from those concerts were when I thought by being small I could squeeze my way into the frontline. I had to give a big elbow fight so to not get completely stepped into;

What I didn’t know is the photographer had seen from the distance the fight I was putting up, and started to get concerned for safety. He offered his hand to me so I could get out of it and breathe. Thanks to that little act of kindness, I was dared to jump on a boat into the crowd – and that was SO MUCH FUN! –

I ended up spending some time with Steve and his crew, checking out some cool music and got to know a bit more of the life a photographer had – who tended to travel wherever Steve went – . Since then, I’ve gone to all kinds of concerts and festivals where I can find that same level of creativity, exploration and movement away from any judgement.

Barcelona, Spain

My Barcelona

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I was lucky enough to grow up in Barcelona for a couple years, and I had a taste of what it is to live 5 minutes away from the best mediterranean restaurants with fresh fish and delicious tapas. Catalans have an incredible and autonomous culture; it’s one of those magical cities you promise yourself to come back to someday.

If you ever go to Barcelona, make sure you visit Ciutat Comtal for the best tapas. It can get a bit crowded but their food makes the wait worthwhile. If you are looking for something a little bit more local make sure to get yourself lost in the streets of the Raval area, near the Ramblas. This is the epi-centre of happy hours, cocktails and wines to sip while watching the sunset with friends.

If you’re travelling to Barcelona in the summer make sure you opt for trams and public buses – they are equipped with some cold air coolers – and it will leave you in the same places the underground does, but without those hot flushes you get when using the underground. If you get a T-10 (10 rides) you can re-use it in any public transport..

Barcelona in photos