Why do you travel?
I was mulling this over after I got back from New York several weeks ago. I think I travel to get out of my head, to slip on another identity. I’m not just Elissa-who-lives-in-Austin-and-shoots-weddings; in New York I was Elissa-who-knows-her-way-around-the-subway-system (though not really… thank you, Google Maps, for the assist).
New York was invigorating! The air was cold (not something I’m used to in September), people were everywhere, and the sky was crowded with buildings. I enjoyed it a lot more than the last time I was in the Big Apple, but I was very glad to come home to the big skies in Texas.
I decided to travel light and brought my film camera instead of my big rig. Digital has spoiled me — it was a big mental challenge to use film again. I’m not 100% happy with what I produced but wanted to share anyway :) I’ll write more about the What If Day Camp conference next week; these are just my out-and-about photos of my four days in NYC.