The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

How to score in boxing…

How to score in boxing…

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” ~Pierre de Coubertin Anybody know who Pierre de Coubertin actually is? Maybe I should wait a second and let you Google it… … …okay, you’re back? Substitute “life” for “Olympic

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Good games come…

Good games come…

So the games have begun. And even though nobody can see the torch from out here, there’s plenty to see out here. Like the much unloved Water Polo! They have a little video that plays before each game explaining the rules to laypeople – like me – who might have been confused how they taught

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Mute the sounds of a mega-city…

Mute the sounds of a mega-city…

A thought I find interesting: to see a still image is putting the world on mute for a second. I don’t see it as a “pause”… only a “mute.” The photograph, if done properly, continues to move and have life. There is dynamic composition and contrast and negative space and motion… all things that make

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On the street where you live…

On the street where you live…

And London again. One of the most livable cities I’ve ever visited. Maybe I’m mistaken, but I can spend indefinite amounts of time wandering the streets here. But today… there were a few more people out on the streets… And above them… Today is the day Britain has been waiting for… . But still… the

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Whatever remains behind…

Whatever remains behind…

The site of the Happy Olympics. The rest of the world should look to Munich to see how to develop an aging Olympic park into a viable place for people to use and spend time. The 2004 Olympic park sat abandoned only a few years after it was the center of the world for a

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Some lights burn brighter if there are no windows…

Some lights burn brighter if there are no windows…

“A minute is 60 seconds. You can’t change the length of a minute, but you can make it wider.” ~Zea, our fixer in Istanbul It takes time to travel. On a bicycle, this becomes very apparent. I prefer a bicycle to a car. Just like I prefer a train to an airplane. It’s it a

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The Vatican be known…

The Vatican be known…

So… what is different about these two photos?  vs  Over four years of time has passed since I made the one on the left. It has since had a life of its own, being featured on the cover of my University’s magazine and being printed rather large a few times. Four years of time on

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Below ground above Corinth…

Below ground above Corinth…

There are the hidden places of the world, off the beaten path where tourists give up: “There’s nothing to see here!” In the underworld, it is easy to see the world is not flat. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Octoporto Rafti…

Octoporto Rafti…

I only lived there a few months, but returning to the little bay town southeast of Athens feels like returning to a childhood home. I’m the luckiest guy in the world to repeatedly return to this place. Every time for a different reason. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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