IMAGES: LUCIE PLASSE ('20), AMANDA SIMENSKY ('18), SOLENNE SPITALIER ('20)
"Towards the end of the summer (winter in South Africa) I drove 9 hours from the southern tip of my home country to the northern edge. I was very cold, saw more stars than I'd ever seen before, and watched the sun rise over a waterfall. Everything about my trip filled me with awe, especially the kindness of strangers when I got a flat tyre miles from anywhere in rocky red land."
After a lively set from Wesleyan band Phatrabbit, the at-(over)-capacity grotto swooned and sang along with the duo’s harmonized vocals. Kudos to you guys for knowing the lyrics. You're hip, you're trendy, you made Eliza smile.Read More
Over Winter Break, I took my camera everywhere and this time, instead of photographing specific moments or people, I filmed them. This new medium was surprisingly difficult to adjust to for a variety of reasons, the largest being that videos show everything.Read More
We'd been cleaning out my grandmother's house slowly but surely after she moved to an assisted-living facility, when I stumbled across an old Polaroid camera and a package of film in the drawer of the TV stand.Read More
A collection of moments between my time in Paris and Versailles. I arrived in La République the morning after the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. In the wake of the attack, the city began a restorative process in morale. The pavemented was pasted with "Je Suis Charlie" posters from the night before, it felt fresh, present, real. In some cases the iconic catchphrase was literally tangible, a thing to be damped and swept up in the coming days.Read More
Last Spring Break I went home to Los Angeles and photographed the city for Photo I. Los Angeles is a seductively dirty and unkempt place. It is a wild, tense city with countless cultures and religious groups. Angelinos have an inherent curiosity of the unusual and are determined to make the foreign familiar. It is a beautiful, literally unnatural place: a city born of the desert that lives on cultural contradictions and irrigated water but manages to thrive regardless.Read More
A few weeks ago, Jonathan Toubin brought his infamous SoulClap set to Wesleyan once again for WESU's Freakers' Ball. All the beautiful people were shuckin and jivin. It was a marvelous sight to behold. Thankfully, Ruby Lanet captured some of the best moments for posterity's sake.Read More