once a year we make the trip to NYC. once a year we spend 5 jam packed days soaking up as much time with *my* family as we can. once a year, it's my crazy family, not his. once a year i am given the opportunity to document the people and family that make up the only tradition i've ever known. my aunt, my cousin (who is more like my brother), his wife and their new baby girl. my mom. mister chris and the boys. that's it. that's as extended as my family gets.
this year i've started a bucket list of sorts for my photography. i want to shoot one roll of film a week, i want to shoot more personal film work (street stories, stranger portraits, and so on) i want to shoot my family more in a way that is deeper and different that i haven't quite figured out. and for 5 days only, i have the opportunity to do all those things at once.
so...what the fuck do i bring?!
...and what gets left behind?
(fellow photo nerds - pictured above is : Canon AE-1, Nikon F100, Nikon D700, a pack of portra400, two Tri-X 400 rolls and a handful of expired film)