With a coming return trip to NY looming on the horizon mere weeks away, I wanted to revisit my last trip to NY. In January, my girlfriend and I set out on a 5 day business trip to NY. Interestingly enough this was our first trip together as a couple, though she was flying in from Charleston and myself from Cincinnati, Ohio. Trying to create a cohesive plan like traveling to a new city while in a long distance relationship has its share of difficulties.
One of the great things about our relationship is that we are both in “the industry”, did that sounds as pretentious as it seemed as I wrote it? She is a model while I am a photographer. We understand the demands of a day on set and the importance of staying present in your work.
Naturally as we approached the city, understanding what we both do for a living you would think we had incredible shoots planned… but we didn’t. I believe there was some intent to not looking at this trip the same way we would scout locations and produce some high end content, maybe even looking at a local NY brand and working on some pop up campaign. Instead, we took images of the moments. Though we were there officially on business, we didn’t short ourselves the opportunity to relish in the energy of NY and took turns snapping images of what we saw. Occasionally, I of course turned the camera on her, but in a more candid way, nothing overly prepared. It feels good to do that sometimes. Some times the most unexpected moment is worth capturing however you can.
Moral of the story, it feels good to be in love with your best friend, and if you’re a photographer, it doesn’t hurt if she happens to be a model either. (;