During the summer of 2009, I decided to try and re-live some of my childhood adventures through the perspective of my niece. This set represents the beginning of my exploration into my childhood dreams and imagination as a way to escape the realities and hardships I experienced growing up, and a way to inspire. Strangely the photos ended up being all focused in parks I explored growing up. I wonder if this is because I subconsciously, and many times consciously, yearn for an escape from the concrete jungle of New York City. I don’t really know but it is always fun to experience something unexpected. Special and most grateful thanks to my magical nieces Faelynn and Tristen for joining me in my exploration.