These photographs document my first years in New York City. In the first month, I found myself a group of five close lesbian friends. As we got older we created a large and dynamic queer network. We are close. We grew up together. We fell in love for the first time; got our hearts broken for the first time; lived on our own for the first time; got our first real jobs and fell in love again. In the first few months of our friendship I began to photograph our lives. We were incredibly lucky; our circumstance allowed us more autonomy and acceptance than most young queer people.  Here are some photographs from that time.   --   James Dean I, 2012

These photographs document my first years in New York City. In the first month, I found myself a group of five close lesbian friends. As we got older we created a large and dynamic queer network. We are close. We grew up together. We fell in love for the first time; got our hearts broken for the first time; lived on our own for the first time; got our first real jobs and fell in love again. In the first few months of our friendship I began to photograph our lives. We were incredibly lucky; our circumstance allowed us more autonomy and acceptance than most young queer people.  Here are some photographs from that time. 

--

James Dean I, 2012

James Dean II, 2012
James Dean II, 2012
Annie and Lara at the Trump III, 2009
Annie and Lara at the Trump III, 2009
Annie and Lara getting married, 2011
Annie and Lara getting married, 2011
Sophia Sleeping, 2011
Sophia Sleeping, 2011
Annie on the way to Vegas, 2011
Annie on the way to Vegas, 2011
Annie and Lara at the Trump I
Annie and Lara at the Trump I
Annie and Lara at the Trump I, 2009
Annie and Lara at the Trump I, 2009
At the Bowery Hotel, 2010
At the Bowery Hotel, 2010
Betty at Chevron, 2011
Betty at Chevron, 2011
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Annie and Katie, 2010
Annie and Katie, 2010
Anita preparing to relax, 2011
Anita preparing to relax, 2011
Pride, 2010
Pride, 2010
At Lara's I, 2009
At Lara's I, 2009
Sophia on Lafayette Street, 2010
Sophia on Lafayette Street, 2010
In the bathroom, 2012
In the bathroom, 2012
In my room, 2010
In my room, 2010
   
  
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Pauline getting Married, 2014
Pauline getting Married, 2014
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At Lara's II, 2009
Annie and Lara fighting, 2010
Annie and Lara fighting, 2010
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Sophia at Matt's, 2010
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Sophia near the flatiron, 2010
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James Dean II, 2012
Annie and Lara at the Trump III, 2009
Annie and Lara getting married, 2011
Sophia Sleeping, 2011
Annie on the way to Vegas, 2011
Annie and Lara at the Trump I
Annie and Lara at the Trump I, 2009
At the Bowery Hotel, 2010
Betty at Chevron, 2011
rinjohnson_s_in_sf.jpg
Annie and Katie, 2010
Anita preparing to relax, 2011
Pride, 2010
At Lara's I, 2009
Sophia on Lafayette Street, 2010
In the bathroom, 2012
In my room, 2010
   
  
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      Sophia in her dorm room, 2010     
Pauline getting Married, 2014
At Lara's II, 2009
Annie and Lara fighting, 2010
Sophia at Matt's, 2010
Sophia near the flatiron, 2010
Sophia in the morning, 2009

These photographs document my first years in New York City. In the first month, I found myself a group of five close lesbian friends. As we got older we created a large and dynamic queer network. We are close. We grew up together. We fell in love for the first time; got our hearts broken for the first time; lived on our own for the first time; got our first real jobs and fell in love again. In the first few months of our friendship I began to photograph our lives. We were incredibly lucky; our circumstance allowed us more autonomy and acceptance than most young queer people.  Here are some photographs from that time. 

--

James Dean I, 2012

James Dean II, 2012
Annie and Lara at the Trump III, 2009
Annie and Lara getting married, 2011
Sophia Sleeping, 2011
Annie on the way to Vegas, 2011
Annie and Lara at the Trump I
Annie and Lara at the Trump I, 2009
At the Bowery Hotel, 2010
Betty at Chevron, 2011
Annie and Katie, 2010
Anita preparing to relax, 2011
Pride, 2010
At Lara's I, 2009
Sophia on Lafayette Street, 2010
In the bathroom, 2012
In my room, 2010

Sophia in her dorm room, 2010

 

Pauline getting Married, 2014
At Lara's II, 2009
Annie and Lara fighting, 2010
Sophia at Matt's, 2010
Sophia near the flatiron, 2010
Sophia in the morning, 2009
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