“This is the city, and I am one of the citizens/
Whatever interests the rest interests me”
Trips to New York have been dotted through my childhood and adult life like touchstones. The City. Coming to NYC feels like looking in a mirror, realizing how much in myself has changed since the last time I visited. As a young ballet student, I timidly brushed shoulders with professional dancers in the cramped elevator at Steps on Broadway, trying to soak in every drop of the experience I possibly could. Now as a creative in a different field, that energy remains – as physically tired as I left this trip (60,000+ steps logged), I also left full of creative energy.
After wanding NYC for a week, I picked up a rental car and drove north at sunrise, heading for my friend and client Alexandra in the Hudson Valley. Below, find a photo diary from both the city and upstate.