Things on my mind:
Travel. Always. I love New York, and I love leaving it. It doesn't matter if I'm gone for a couple days or a couple weeks, it always feels like a lifetime has passed when I get back to it. I love that feeling. There's something familiar about it now, something inviting. New York is always there for me when I return, and after my last trip, I've grown to appreciate that more. I'm already onto planning my next adventure (and it will be a good one.. details to come), but I love having quiet moments in the city, too. Moments where I can daydream and stroll around the park, stop in museums, or just spend an afternoon with a good book.
Music. I have a couple songs stuck in my head lately, and no matter what I do, I can't shake them. Currently El Condor Pasa by Simon & Garfunkel and Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac, and Eivør Pálsdóttir. Watch this video, she's incredible.
Friends. This is a weird one to describe. As I've gotten older, I've given up a lot of my acquaintances to form stronger bonds with my close friends. This is pretty natural, I think. In my photography, a lot of these close relationships used to be documented. In fact, for awhile, almost all of my work was focused on taking portraits of them. Now that I've transitioned to more landscape and self portraiture, my relationship with my friends has once again shifted. My work, if it's possible, has started feeling even more personal than it did before. It's something I still want to share and work on with friends, but it's become such a strong focus for me, that it feels like a journey I have to go through alone. Either way, Winter makes people hibernate, and I'm anxious to have some new adventures with them. In other words, I'm missing everyone.
For now, I think I'll go back to memories of the beginning of the month, and these beautiful places.