Rachel Ford is one of the sweetest people you'll meet but she's no pushover. I mean, look at that cape. She is the National Gin Ambassador for Diageo and we run into each other a lot when I'm photographing events. During a Booth's Gin event, I took Rachel aside for some portraits and the one below is my favorite of the bunch.
Every time I look at these photos I want sausage bread. Sausage bread, guys! It was a pleasure shooting food, cocktails and details with the guys of The Wayland on Avenue C. This place has the best vibe of cabin in the woods meets industrial designer meets cutesy housewares one wouldn't expect men to have selected.
I'd like to say it's just everyone in NYC who is sick of this endless bout of cold weather and excess of snow and ice, but it seems most of the country is getting a little lesson in how to cope with their own personal flavor of cabin fever. I've been through more episodes of Friday Night Lights and shaken more margaritas (doubling the recipe makes it easier to measure, so why not drink two?) than I'd like to admit.
Recently while driving back from JFK on the Belt Parkway with the sun going down and the clouds bunching together in purple streaks, I insist to Jeff that we try to make it to Coney Island before dark. Sunsets are brief to say the least in the winter so we didn't quite make it for the best part of sundown but visiting Coney Island while it's practically abandoned and the beach is equal parts sand and ice, is pretty interesting in itself. Here are a few shots of Jeff and I goofing around, getting some fresh air and attempting not to lose all feeling in our fingers.