Photographed by Audie C Photography
Washington DC - Summer 2012
These past four days I have slept on 4 couches in NYC and have been carting around my suitcase on a daily basis. I am relieved to finally have a place to stay for the next three nights. This place is precisely where I am perched with a bowl of thai leftovers for a much needed dinner. I spent the morning walking with my backpacks (yes, two) on my back and chest and sincerely believe I walked about 4 miles. The decision to walk far, when public transportation is an option, is a habit that is not too uncommon for me and likely is a contributing factor to my leg muscles and leanness).
I under anticipated the craziness which is NYC and wish I had longer, but can find some consolation in the fact that I will be returning for another quick week in October.
Last night making the trek to Manhattan from Brooklyn did not sound appealing at midnight when a long shoot which involved me looking very 1960s and ironing in pin-up garb came to an end, so I camped out where I had shot. This was not my first time for a spontaneous stay over on a couch (clearly) and I was adequately prepared sans contact lens case. Fortunately a bit of ingenuity involving tea cups and way too much saline solution allowed me to keep my contact lenses hydrated all night. At least I remembered my toothbrush (or one of them - the other I had left at another photographer's home the other day).
Turtles are one of my favorite animals. Perchance there is a connection...