Welcome to my eyelogue!
Marcel Proust wrote: “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” For the next year, I'm challenging myself to see something new in my surroundings every week (or two, depending on my day job!), whether I’m at home in NYC or away. My hope is that these visual cues will give me “new eyes” to travel in ways I never knew possible. You can read more about this project here!
It’s back to school season and many parents with dreams of starhood are registering their kids for dance class, just as my mom once did. Not all will go on to become professional dancers, but the lessons they’ll learn will undoubtedly extend well beyond the mirrored studio.
Six years I lived in Amsterdam and I have no photos to show for it. At that time, iPhones were still a “luxury” in Europe, Instagram didn’t exist, and the idea of toting a digital camera around your own city like a tourist just seemed silly – not to mention inconvenient on a bike.
Marcel Proust wrote: “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Although this was my high school yearbook quote, I didn’t truly grasp the meaning until years later.