My family and I drove up to Dia:Beacon this past weekend to escape the city. I've seen this museum in so many photos but it was my first time there. It's a fantastic museum and a nice relief from the many crowded museums in New York City. Normally, my kids don't love art museums but Dia is different. The space itself is thoughtfully conceived and absolutely stunning—impeccably lit with natural light from almost every angle—and its roominess lends itself to comfortable exploration for all ages.
This long New York winter has me thinking about warmer days – late evening walks around the neighborhood with my family, lazy July days on the dock in Maine, bike rides around Governor's Island, cherry dip and sprinkle cones from Mr. Softee, slow mornings with coffee and a puzzle, golden light filtered through green leaves, and the soft tones of film. I dug through my archive and found a bunch of favorites from these memories, including several previously unpublished images. All images shot on a Contax 645, a favorite camera of mine.
Today filled me with hope. I've never seen such a large crowd of people so peaceful, patient, and happy. I'm proud of my country and this city.
My family and I took a trip to the Catskills over the MLK holiday weekend. It was great to take time just to slow things down, eat amazing food, spend time together and catch up with our good friend Jesse. We played Clue, ate at Phoenicia Diner, went for an icy hike at Minnewaska State Park, attempted to go roller skating but ended up playing at the rink's old school arcade instead, did a little bit of cooking and watched the NFL playoffs. Memories like these are the ones I want to hold onto the most.
All images shot on a Leica Q and processed with my favorite presets, by Rebecca Lily.