“One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” – Thomas Wolfe
The Cab Ride
I’d like to thank Jeff Hutchens for allowing me to tag along with him up to NYC last week on a multi-day shoot. The two blown tires may have slowed us down (boom), but we got there late Monday night and were shooting throughout the week. In addition to being a highly accomplished documentary photographer, Jeff specializes in stylized reportage portraits and most recently, documentary HD video. I learned a great deal by watching him work and from our car-ride and over-coffee conversations. I’d bounce his light any day.
My trip wouldn’t have been possible without my good friends, Kristin Larson and Stacy Federer, who found time and space for me in their busy work-week schedules. Lots of wine, good food and trips down memory lane…I couldn’t be more thankful to you both.
In the space between, I got to know New York City. The last splash of brandy and vermouth went down easy and I stepped back out into the cold and lit a cigarette, watching the smoke disappear into the night air. I walked her streets, rode her trains, ate her food and have had trouble sleeping ever since. I can’t seem to get her out of my mind…I’m crushing on NYC.