you’ve been keeping a low profile recently

Brett & Amanda are getting married this weekend, and Jenn and I had the pleasure of shooting an engagement series for them a few weeks back, over in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Also wedding-related, today marks my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. My siblings and our significant others are sending them on a vacation back to where they got married, near Lake Junaluska, in North Carolina, later in the summer. This shot is a repost (I first posted it in 2008) don’t know who shot it, possibly my grandfather, “Big Clay”? Amazing 70’s style with the touring motorcycle setup.

Grilling season is in full effect. This particular grill was manned by Mr. Appalachia at the time, down by the Gowanus, where he served up hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot & sweet sausages, and roasted corn to a large group of us.

• Also on the grilling front, Renita organized a great Prospect Park picnic last weekend for her sister, Alison, who finished up a Master’s degree recently (in Sustainable Education, I believe). Good times meeting some great, new people, and Michael killed it on the grill — with spare ribs and dozens of chicken legs.

People on the street in Camden Market, London, UK, 2003.

• OK, on the subject of Europe, and just so the cat is fully out of the bag, so to speak: Jenn and I are taking a two-month sabbatical in Europe before relocating to Philadelphia, PA. We’ve put in notice with our respective offices, and will be leaving our positions in July. We’re tossing everything into storage, and, after the wedding of some friends (up in northern Michigan), we’ll be heading out of the country for a bit.

With the current itinerary and plans, there shouldn’t be an interruption of ThisCityi$Mine — things should continue as usual. In the meantime, feel free to drop me a line if you’ve got any Amsterdam/Prague/Budapest/Cinque Terre/etc tips, or if you’ve got any knowledge of some housing options in Philadelphia.

It should prove to be an adventure, but we’re up to the challenge. And we’ll have a camera or two to keep you abreast of the locations during the sabbatical.

Thanks so much to everyone who’s been super supportive thus far.

Some little birds near a drainpipe in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Former site of a children’s playground in East New York, Brooklyn.

I love moments like this in New York: when areas start to become full-blown meadows in Spring, with many different species of plants and grasses competing for coverage. Sadly this area has been mowed several times since I took this. Detective Joseph Mayrose Park, Brooklyn.

“Al-Noor School: Education for Life & Hereafter,” Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

“Come taste the tropics,” Kensington, Brooklyn.

3 thoughts on “you’ve been keeping a low profile recently”

  1. Andrew — this is a really awesome piece of blog. Between the wedding portrait, the nostalgia of your parents, the burgers, and the nice black and white shots, it rules.

    And of course it’s cool to hear that you’re up and moving. I’m excited for you guys! Keep it up.

  2. You have some very nice shots. I have always wanted to do a series with those little chickens; maybe next easter, hrm…

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