05 July 2014

The Homecoming, Groton, CT


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On July 3rd, the USS Virginia sub came home. As the men in uniform left the dock, I was surrounded on all sides by embracing couples, overwhelmed with happiness. I barely knew where to focus my camera, so many first kisses and hugs. Their joy filled me too--this is a day I'll never forget. 

30 May 2014

Fleet Week NYC

The Seamen arrived, uniformed and in multitudes.

The week passed, and we were swooned, charmed, entertained and awed by these men of the naval, marine and coast guard service. They explored our city, and in turn, we showed them this city in a way only a New Yorker can.






12 May 2014

Middle America

A trip to the Midwest for a filming initiative called Our Name is Farm hurled us out of the city life, and swapped it for a rural existence: waking up early, greeted by farmland, and eating three square meals every day.  

 Photographing bits of the Chicago skyline


 The mancave at Gary Margolis' farm


 Picking fresh asparagus at Oak Hill Farm, MI


 Carrot cake waffle sandwich. is the best thing to ever happen.


 Inside Luisa's Cafe, New Buffalo, MI


The sandwich.


 Pastries


 God's Not Dead.


 A long-haired Scottish Highland Cow, Jake's Country Meats, MI


John Deere


Filming in Process

 Carousel Enchantment


 Lake Michigan






Tracks

 Asparagus Tart


En Route to Chicago

The Pier, Chicago

 The Pier, Chicago 
 Deep Dish First Experience


 Tulips, Chicago


 On the river


 Cloud City, Chicago


 Cloud City, Chicago


  Cloud City, Chicago


  Cloud City, Chicago


Cultural Center, Chicago








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06 March 2014

a love note to israel .

I gave my heart away to this place six years ago. I wrestled with the pain of leaving it there, nestled in the hands of this incredible land. Any chance I get to visit, I welcome with open arms, and every time I set foot in the country, I am offered sweet nostalgia paired with new and exciting experiences.

My heart swelled at the chance to visit this February for my best friend's wedding. I embraced family, put my feet in the salty Mediterranean waters, partied with old university friends, and ate my way through each day [as per usual].

Upon Landing, El Al
                                    
Aruchat Boker, Cafe Landwer's, Tel Aviv

Trumpeldor, Tel Aviv

Blooms

Sunset over Tel Aviv

Enjoying our tradition of chai latte teas with my best friend and bride-to-be

Turkish Borekas with Mediterranean olives, Ramleh

Artisan at Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv

Vintage Shuk, Tel Aviv

Pastries on Machneh Yehuda, Jerusalem

Shabbat Dinner, Kfar Saba

The Kotel, Jerusalem

Malawah, Jerusalem

Trying out ear jewelry Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv

Lala land, Tel Aviv

Tumeric and Paprika, Jerusalem

Photographer at the wall, Jerusalem

Harpist, Jerusalem

Moudardara at Cafe Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv

Birthday boy, Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Dusk, Tel Aviv

Inside Tel Aviv

Bageleh, Jerusalem

Fountain, Tel Aviv

Layered yeast cake, Tel Aviv

Over Long Island, U.S.A.