Hello, New York! Hello, relaxation and reorganizing!
I have parted ways with my assistant Noah Dye. He will be helping me with a few things while I am still on the east coast but then he stays here to start his new life in his new home. So, if you need your portrait taken in New York City, or you are looking for a detected and hard working assistant look him up!
I made it to New York City Sunday evening and I am so excited to be here. Not only am I staying with two of my very dear friends, New York also marks a changing point in the trip for me. I am taking a few days off to give myself some space from the project. Take some time to think about other things and go through all my images so I can hit the second half of this trip hard knowing exactly what I want out of it.
It was really hard when I was about to leave for the trip. Everyone wanted to know exactly what the book was going to look like and what I was going to be shooting. I had an idea obviously, but it was hard to know how the project was going to progress when I hadn't seen any of the locations in person. I have now photographed 20 theaters, four operational and sixteen abandoned ones. I have a substantial amount of work now that I can look at and process. On my way back, I will be visiting more operational theaters, which I am really excited about. I really have loved the opportunity to talk to the owners and hear their stories. I have learned so much from each of them about the history, the successes and struggles of running this type of business, and a lot about upgrading to digital projectors and what all of that entails.
For now, enjoy my random photos from my New York adventures and more drive-in theaters will be coming soon!