once upon a time in brooklyn

I recently stumbled upon this old photo of me (circa 1999-2000) that was taken by my sister Caroline using her medium format FILM Hasselblad camera. Among her endless list of talents, she is also a trained photographer.

Remember the days when we still used film?

Anyway, it was kind of amazing to realize that this would be the only photo I have of the towers with me in the frame. There's something timeless about this photo – it's more than the fact that it's in black and white. It's not the most flattering photos of my face, but it's a classic photo of me. It was taken on a rooftop in Park Slope. So much has happened since this photo was taken. I've been here in New York a long time and I still love it.

me in Park Slope, pre 9/11