I moved to New York in September 1999. Twelve years later, I am still here. It flew by, this New York minute.
During these dozen years, a lot happened. In my own life, this city and the world. Loves, breakups, September 11, a divorce, various apartments, deaths of loved ones, visitors, the blackout of 2003, affairs, new starts, goodbyes… A lifetime.
My love and hate relationship with the city continues. I go back and forth, between loving and leaving.
I spent this afternoon with a dear friend who lived in Brooklyn in the early 2000s, when we met. She left for Denmark some six years ago, then Berlin, where she lives now. We spent a few hours wondering around Fort Greene, reminiscing, talking about the changes in the city…
The afternoon made me reflect. So I sat down and clicked through hundreds of photos that I have captured in and of New York since I got my first digital camera in the spring of 2005.
What follows is a selection of New York’s street and subway scenes, skylines and art taken over the last six years. Without further ado, this is New York, too.