Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I was fortunate enough to go to Hawaii at the beginning of this month.

10 days of tree houses, strenuous hikes with life altering views, the comfort and familiarity of my brother and his beautiful family, the sound of the jungle lulling us to sleep, tea that tasted like the shrines in Haifa, fresh mango that melted over every tastebud, the warmest sunshine that turned me golden, getting caught in at least one rainstorm a day, mosquito bites and salty unkempt hair.

Before leaving I had decided that beyond my cellphone, I didn't want to digitally capture my time there. I wanted to think about everything I photographed, without the opportunity to immediately look and delete. So I committed. I rummaged through the back of my closet, and dusted off a few of my trusty film cameras.

Here were a handful of my favorites, plus some unexpected surprises.

This is from Burning man Aug 2011, I had forgotten all about them.

Burning Man 2011


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Like A Warm Embrace

New York, New York. You have stolen my heart.
I feel this perpetual love affair with you blooming in the deepest corners of every thought.
Just another ten day visit --> turned into another ten days.
You brought me back to who I was. Like a warm embrace from an old friend.
Leaving you, all of the tall looming shadows you cast - all of your fresh budding flowers - all of your unexpected adventures you so selflessly thrust forth - has been like getting a child to pry each finger off a delicious candy bar so they don't spoil their dinner.
I can't help but want more of you.
Drink you down until theres nothing left to take.
The drive, the rush, feeling alive, always something to do, point A to point B, the quiet moments in unexpected places, knowing an opportunity of a lifetime may be right around the corner.
I'm coming back for you.
I would never be able to live with myself if I didn't.
I have to know exactly what you and I can be together.
I'll see you in July.


A few of my favorite images from the visit.