While on assignment photographing for Adobe Project 1324 in Berlin, I stopped over in Hungary and found the front door to the apartment building my grandpa Miki lived until October 1944, before being sent to the ghetto for the next 3 months until they were liberated by the Russians- just short of being sent to concentration camps.
For the last couple weeks of March, I worked with Nepal Adoptive Families Association to document us conducting workshops, throughout multiple children's homes in Kathmandu, teaching the kids basic health and sanitation practices such as the '6 steps to wash your hands.' We also trekked through the Himalayas and saw a lot of yaks.
I juuuuust finished editing my second ever (vlog?) to recap this experience.
Had the opportunity yesterday morning to talk about my 'Today I Photographed' series to the Global Teen Leaders of the Just Peace Summit 2018.
In the afternoon, the GTL's were assigned to make their own version of my series; we wandered around NYC asking strangers on the street to take a portrait of them while also learning something that makes them special. Everyone's images and stories made me so happy.
My friends, Matt Starr & Ellie Sachs, directed a Annie Hall remake with a twist: the actors were senior citizens. Read more about the movie and how to watch it HERE.
I came on for a couple of shoot days to photograph stills of the film as well as the poster for the movie. Edit: NYT has a write up on this show! Read it HERE.
In New York, there are 105,000+ children with an incarcerated parent.
This weekend, some friends and I got together to shoot hoops & photos with the kids at Children of Promise, NYC, which is the first and only after-school program/summer day camp for these kids that guide them on a path of a healthy and productive future.
If you’re interested in helping, #GivingTuesday is coming up on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving & there are tons of ways to contribute, peep this link for more info: https://www.cpnyc.org/givingtuesday-volunteer
Yesterday, I had a little party on my roof to celebrate my bar-bar mitzvah aka my 26th birthday. I love my friends, family, and this city- I have so much to be grateful for. Looking forward to connecting with new people and sharing more experiences this year. <3
Last month I went camping in Iceland. S/o to my friend Caylee for putting in all the work to plan our route, Stefan for driving, and Liz for being the best travel companion.
I photographed my friend Shane's event for his non-profit, Laughing at my Nightmare, which has a mission to spread a message of positivity while providing equipment grants to those living with muscular dystrophy.
I traveled with two of my best buds through Asia for the first time. We explored Thailand, Laos, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.
Roamed around Williamsburg during Purim with New York Nico, which happens annually on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar- which usually falls in March or April. It's the one day of the year most parents give their kids the OK to drink wine and roam free in the neighborhood.
I had the privilege to photograph this year's 30 Global Teen Leaders (flying in from 17 different countries!) of the Three Dot Dash Just Peace Summit.
These young entrepreneurs (all between the ages of 14-19) have already impacted the world in a peaceful & positive way; check the captions for details of their individual projects.
Set my alarm to 3:23am this morning so I could catch a bus & spend the day marching in D.C. for equality, respect, and dignity of all human beings.
One of my favorite New York traditions.
Some moments from my time shooting the New York Men's Fashion Week.
On Thursday, my Grandma's morning yoga class got cancelled. She's been eager to see my neighborhood, so she spontaneously transferred between multiple busses & trains all the way from Englewood, NJ to Bushwick to hangout. We grabbed lunch at Tutu's and then I showed her around the neighborhood on my moped since I thought she might enjoy that a little more fun than just walking.
My favorite quality about my Grandma is that she's never afraid to try new things no matter how 'old' she is. She recently took up pottery lessons, and now (I think) she wants to get a motorcycle too 😎
It's been a tradition that once a year, my friends Evan, Brian, Brendan, and I get together for a trip. We shredded the pow at Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude in Utah for a week.
We got super lucky this year with the conditions! Nothing beats getting up to be the first in line at the chairlift & make fresh tracks on the mountains. After a solid 8 hours of riding, it was mandatory to hit the hot tub with a couple of beers.