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i am a photographer + writer living in nyc.

find out more about my work at my photo site and the new moon project. all photos are mine unless otherwise noted

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batsheva found me through a friend, which is often the way clients discover my work. our first conversation, an inquiry about her daughter’s upcoming bat mitzvah, was close to an hour long. we talked about everything from religious fervor to the writer as an artist, to the challenges of growing up in new york city and what it meant to honor sacred transitions inside of it all. we talked about samantha - the extensive work she had done with her grandfather to prepare for this rite of passage - and the upcoming bat mitzvah batsheva hoped i would document. i said yes, which is not always the case, and i am so happy that i did!

family, community, and dear friends gathered on a sunday morning in july to celebrate s. it was a beautiful and meaningful day filled with laughter and tears, still bodies and dancing feet, warm hugs and sweet blessings. i was honored to witness this transition by capturing moments on film (a few favorites above). thank you for choosing me b, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you from our first phone conversation many moons ago through the very end of samantha’s big day.
ocean sky.

ocean sky.

Av

tonight marks the new moon of av, the fifth month of the jewish calendar year. according to kabbalah, the sense associated with this month is hearing, in its capacity to be a vehicle for understanding. the month of av is divided into two distinct parts; profound mourning and destruction with the waxing moon, yield ashes from which love and lasting intimacy are birthed as the moon wanes.

the month of av is a reminder to us. we can be consumed by our own projections and ideas of the way in which things should be - or we can truly listen in and hear what is being shared and communicated to us. life is not low or high, it is both, and cultivating an ear that hears for the sake of understanding is quite possibly the greatest tool for building a life of authentic relating and true intimacy.

many blessings on this new moon. may you hear what is being offered to you and may you trust the wisdom of this medicine.

for further inquiry an article that describes the sense, body part, hebrew letter, and astrological sign associated with this month + a clip about this month from rabbi pinson.

and check out the new moon project tomorrow morning for reflections on ‘being consumed’… beautiful women, powerful words.

we return to the ocean / just me and him / salty kisses / the new moon / resting early / today, maybe tonight 

we return to the ocean / just me and him / salty kisses / the new moon / resting early / today, maybe tonight 

on this tuesday afternoon i am grateful for..

1. baked goods and warm coffee on dreary days

2. quality time in notsofaraway places

3. local farm stands with beautiful fruits

4. his wild heart / our big love

5. concord grapes

6. cape cod trees which stand tall and narrow

7. a return to nyc for good meetings and interesting work

8. this vibrant summer

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more ‘gratitude’ posts, all taken with my phone camera, can be found here

sisters.

sisters.