Learn more about our August Instagram Takeover Photographer Alicia Wells!
Where are you from?
I have called Fort Worth home for the past 5 years. But, I have lived all over. Louisiana (Ruston, New Orleans), Texas (Clear Lake, Houston, Katy, Austin, Fort Worth), Michigan (Detroit/ Dearborn), Ohio (Cleveland/Rocky River), Sweden (Gothenburg), Canada (Toronto/Burlington).
What about Fort Worth inspires you?
The diversity of the city. Old standing with new. The diversity in the people here. Fort Worth is rich with history, heritage, and culture.
Do you have a favorite place to photograph Fort Worth?
My favorite spot has to be the Southeast side of the city on the Trinity at sunset. All the people walking on the river. Fishing, playing, picnicking or just sitting and watching the sun drop. And if you are lucky you will get a few cowboys on their horses, and a train coming by heading into Fort Worth.
What would you tell a visitor they must experience in Fort Worth?
There are a lot of must sees, and must dos in Fort Worth. Stock yards, water garden, art museums, a world class zoo, science center, Cowgirl Museum, Will Rogers Coliseum, restaurants, shopping. But really, if you just had an afternoon and you wanted to get a taste of Fort Worth, go straight to the Sundance Square and just chill. Grab a bite on the patio at The Bird, or the Flying Saucer. Walk to the Water Gardens, drop into the Sid Richardson Museum (bonus, it is free), Check out the Tarrant County Courthouse and their little museum, tour through the Firehouse No. 1 museum. See the Wings of the City art sprinkled throughout. Pop into Paciugo's for a Gelato and call it a day.
Fort Worth is accessible. The people are approachable, the roads are easy to navigate, you can get downtown easily, find parking, and just explore all Fort Worth has to offer. It is a little city with big amenities. You can get pretty much everything here. Without the headache of living in a larger city. Whoever first said "Cowboys and Culture pretty much nailed it.