Visiting my wife's family in New York often involves a ferry trip between Connecticut and Long Island. At just over an hour, the trip is just long enough to take a breather after fighting traffic and, on a clear day, enjoy some beautiful scenery through the Long Island Sound. I've made photographs of past ferry trips, but never with film. On our most recent ferry trip in October, I took the opportunity to give myself an assignment, and shoot a cohesive story as if I were covering the trip for a magazine. This fake assignment got me to observe more about the ferry than I had in the past, and pay attention to my fellow travelers more. It's an approach that I've started taking with my day to day shooting around Boston and if anything, it's made me less shy and more curious.
Photographs made with the Leica M6 on Portra 400 film.