May 11, 2006

NYC

There is "Autumn in New York", "April in Paris", but for me, it will be "New York in June".

I just booked my flight out to NYC this morning. I am so excited to getting back to one of my most favorite cities in the world. I'm shooting a gig up in Connecticut, but will be spending some free time in the Big Apple for several days. I would have been happy just wandering the streets of Greenwich Village, East Village and visiting my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, taking photos of the vignettes that are New York City. But earlier today, I got a message on another one of my blogs. I had expressed sorrow that I was going to miss a performance of a musician who I haven't met, who was going to sing in my home town at a place that I had spent a lot of time studying photography Y E A R S ago. We started a dialog and it turns out she is going to be in NYC at the same time I am. I expressed interest in taking her portrait with a NYC aura around her. She wrote back saying she is interested. I am so psyched to be shooting a portrait in New York. I am also trying to get 2 more musicians who live in NY to sit for me as well.

I can't express how excited I am about this trip. All ready I know it is going to be too short, but maybe this one trip will be the impetus for me to get back there more often. Some of my most treasured memories are from New York. It has been to long since I've been there.

I was talking to a friend about New York. I said to her that things can happen in NY that can't happen any where else in the world. I really believe that. The cosmopolitan nature there brings everyone to a plane where anyone can interact with anyone else. All ready, without even stepping foot there, my life has altered a bit, with this positive energy. Makes me want to sing a song...

3 comments:

FotoBoy said...

That's very cool Theodore. What a geat opportunity for you and a chance to step outside your comfort zone. Magic can only happen!

Hopefully you'll be inspired and post more photos than the 1 image we saw from your Chicago journey!

Erio said...

I didn't get much in Chicago because I simply had no time to take pictures... However while in NY, that is pretty much all I will be doing. wooohooo!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what you see in NYC. -sj

 
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