new york city. a city i feel in love with years ago during an internship in college. a city that has a palpable energy in the air. as you walk the streets you can’t help but feel invigorated. so for our 7 year anniversary Jen and i decided this is where we wanted to go. no kids. no nap schedules. no dinners at 5:30. no eating as fast as possible before the impending “i’m bored” meltdown. going to bed late. waking up late.

ahhh the life before.

also this trip was going to be different for me. i made the conscience decision before i left that i wouldn’t be behind the camera constantly. i didn’t want to experience everything through the small rectangle viewfinder of a camera. i wanted to enjoy it as it happened. enjoy it in the moment. not weeks later in my office on a computer screen. i packed two film bodies each with a single lens and some film. no digital. no lenses to choose from. i wanted to slow it down. to simplify it. to enjoy every click of the shutter. to think about every click of the shutter. i didn’t shoot a lot (this post is almost half the images i shot) but i enjoyed every single moment of our trip. i enjoyed it in the moment.

b&w images captured on Kodak Tri-X 400 with a Leica M6. color images captured on Kodak Portra 400 with a Contax 645. all the development and scans done by the incredible team at Richard Photo Lab. thank you guys for allowing me to spend less time behind my computer and giving me more time for life.