Home Town Love

Each Summer I make sure to get back to my hometown- a magical place, full of magical, dear, creative people. Lately, many of my friends are moving back from all over the world. It is grand to have them gathering in one place. South Bend / Mishawaka is finally becoming the dynamic place we all dreamed it could be. The city has a grass-roots energy which has been growing for quite some time, spurred on by a re-definination of our community's identity. I could go on and on about all of the aspects I love about my hometown, but that is what I have been doing in my latest collaboration! 

I am honored to be the first guest-instagrammer for my home town visitor's bureau! Check out Visit South Bend to follow along with the adventures! (IG: @visitsouthbend ) I will be showing you my favorite spot for doughnuts, my favorite historical sites, along with some wanderings and explorations with friends. This project has been an opportunity for me to share the community that continues to inspire me. I hope that you are able to visit soon!  

Photos here are from shoots with Matthew Stackowicz and Grant Beachy. Matt's project Photocaravan will be launching soon, and is not to be missed. I will be sharing Grant's images from last year's Bengal Bouts in an upcoming post. They are both super-talented, local photographers with whom I have had a blast collaborating. 

Jonathan Randall Grant  //  Culture Keeper