I've known Payton since she was in 7th grade and now she's graduating high school! Congratulations, my dear, and enjoy your senior year!
The rainy afternoon when Christine conquered heights and Raphael learned how to stunt to get us on the roof.
These two are the sweetest.
My new favorite things to photograph are my closest friends’ new environments and learning more about their corners of the world.
Kaushik lives in a beautiful Brooklyn apartment with Patrick and Russell, two ambitious young men who made me laugh endlessly. I grew fond of their fire escape and rooftop view of Coney Island on the right and Manhattan on the left. Tarik is excellent at connecting to people in a genuine way and I strive to make others feel important like he does. I tried a chicken biscuit, danced with toddlers on the sidewalk, got yelled at in Russian to put my camera away, became fascinated with the old Schoolhouse, exchanged secrets while waiting for a taxi, pretended to be an acrobat on the empty G train with Kaushik, and did cartwheels in the water walkway on the High Line.
Here are some images of moments that made me smile. Photos of me taken by Kaushik.
Darian was so excited when we surprised her on a late Saturday night. We had burgers and milkshakes before going to the beach, where Payton conquered her fear of the dark and Chris got us lost in the dunes on the way back. The next day, we got donuts and drove to the river where Sierra and I took a long time to jump off the rocks.
I spent a lot of time looking at how the light outlined my dear friends.