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Tyler J. Blodgett

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The sun sets over a semi-frozen lake, offering a silence that you only hear in winter. No trickling waves. No whirling leaves. Only the whisper of wind through the ever greens. . . . #lakelife #skylovers #photo #skyline #world #travelphotography #sunsetsky #wanderlust #sunsetphotography #amazing #cloudporn #instagram #view #cloud #horizon #stream #sunsetsniper #beautifuldestinations #photographer #nofilter #travelgram #mountains  #pennsylvania #nikon #sunsetlover #landscapes #perfection #earth #shotz

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The city may never sleep, but there are spaces where it breathes. Where the sirens surrender their urgency. Where people walk without purpose, encapsulated by a cradle of lights. It is here that our thoughts can wander beside us. To be eight million and one. . . . #streetphotography #manhattanatnight #centralpark #nightlights #nightphotography #citythatneversleeps #newyorkcitylife #urbanlifestyle

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Adorned in a cowboy hat and Santa jacket while wielding a giant stuffed crab claw, Albert was looking for attention. I asked if I could snap a picture and he began singing "Time of my life" which sequed into ramblings about Obama, the secret service and a bunny rabbit carved in a tree. He also referred to himself as the Los Angeles showman. I'm not sure where he was going or what he wanted, but if I could guess from his half smirk and trickster glean, he just wanted to make people smile. Well smile I did Albert. Smile I did. . . . #streetphotography #streetperformer #streetsofnewyork #peopleofnewyork #makemesmile #sharesmiles #happypeople

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Yesterday at a random rest stop in Far Rockaway, a mother and son pulled alongside the water. They stumbled across the slippery rocks with a colorful bag of produce. Once they reached the waters edge they spread fresh fruit and flower petals along the shore, unleashing a frenzy of birds which seemingly morphed out of the clouds. The couple left hastily, suggesting that this was a fairly routine offering. I am not sure what prompted their generosity. Maybe it was religious. Maybe it was altruism. Whatever their motivation, they came out to the middle of nowhere on a rainy Sunday and spread life amidst the colorless landscape. For that alone I am grateful. For that alone I am humbled. . . . #giveforthesakeofgiving #spreadlove #altruism #giver #farrockaway #inspiration #flocksoflove #beachfront #shoreline #rainyday

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Who are you behind closed doors? How familiar is that which no one else can see? What light do you suffuse upon your darkest corners? Is it life or death that you nurture? . . . #behindcloseddoors #questionyourself #lifeordeath #indonesia_greatshots #graffititags #selfreflection #introspection #physicianhealthyself #urban_shots #yogyakartacity

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An army of police gather in preparation for tonight's tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center.

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Within pages I have lived a thousand lives, I have become generations of souls, Each one fashioned by words, So the mind could feel What the heart perceives. In books I have loved and lost, I have mourned for deaths penned in ink, Black blood tracing lines on paper Across hands grasped to leather bound covers, With the tenderness of lovers. Asleep beside them, These books become my home, Their stories infinitely renewed; Forever never alone... . . . #bibliophile #books #booklover #library #pages #poetry #poetsofinstagram

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I often think of Ki Seno Nugroho, the dalang (puppeteer) that so graciously allowed me to be a part of his performances during my time in Indonesia. He may never know the lessons that he taught me. That he inspired me with his dedication to his craft. His success was not handed to him. He performs his night-long Wayang Kulit stories tirelessly five, six, even seven times a week. Even now, I imagine across the planet, that he is preparing or performing with his shadow puppets and his family of singers and musicians. It is his devotion, one of the most admirable of human traits, that inspires me to pursue my own. . . . #indonesia #wayang #shadow #puppet #art #culture #devotion #inspire #inspiration #people #wayangkulit #shadowpuppet

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I fear not the infinite silence any more than I fear sleep. Neither holds the promise of awakening. It is but these fickle moments, this flash of light amidst the void, these numbered breaths that I revere. May I plant seeds that nourish those other than my own. May the love I share be all that carries on. May my life mean more than words on a headstone. . . . #lifequotes #lifeanddeath #cemetery #grave #death #life #happiness #meaningful #meaning #purpose

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Winter is for lovers. Huddled beneath covers, a refuge within walls, within eachother. No storm could weather this warmth, bound and unbound, limbs entwined among the hearth. Winter is for lovers. As the wind carries our whispers away. Our mirth enshrined in the white caps beyond these doors. Smile, muted beauty, for today the space between us has no room for sorrow. And tomorrow, the sun will reclaim the sky, but for now, beneath these covers, Winter is for lovers. . . . #seasons #love #lovers #poetry #poetsofinstagram #snow #winter #beauty #cozy #comfy #happy

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It is my absolute pleasure to announce my collaboration with Places. Places ​is a magazine that gathers stories from the far corners of the world and looks at how our environments spark our creativity, challenge our perspectives, and ultimately shape our lives. Whether focused on photography, poetry, or prose, every page aims to inspire you to explore the world and open your eyes to the power of place. . . . Please follow and support places @gomoreplaces (just launched last night!) . . . If you haven't watched the video in this post, I encourage you to do so.

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One year ago, Jaclyn found a lone kitten on the streets where she lived. Cold and hungry, she knew he wouldn't survive the winter without her help. So she took him in and named him Elon. He has since returned the favor by filling her heart and home with love. There is something special about the bond between rescued pets and their owners. It's an unspoken acknowledgment that their lives entwined when they both needed eachother. . . . #cats #catsofinstagram #catstagram #feline #pets #furbaby #cute #love #warmandfuzzy

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How strange we are. Those who fear what they crave. Who deny themselves what would heal the very wounds which they protect. Who shun those with open arms. They stand in the shadows, unseen, huddled to the illusion of safety. Truly alone. Away from the warmth that'd bring them home. Why? Why are you so afraid of intimacy? Why do you choose to isolate? What if the only threat there ever was is the one you hide away with...what if it were within. It's time to come home. . . . #nyc #city #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn #urban #silhouette #poetry #poet #prose #poetsofinstagram

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Children gather around the recently constructed ice rink at Bryant Park. Winter, and all its festivities, are well on their way. Whether we're fans of this season or not, it is undeniable that there is a special milieu of love and anticipation that envelops this time of year. . . . #bryantpark #winter #winteriscoming #wintervillage #newyorkcity #nyc #city #bigapple #kids #ice #iceskating #kidsofnewyork #cute #happy

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