These Catskill photos arent old, went back and shot some familiar spots I'd posted and deleted a few years back. Wanted to shoot (almost) the same photos, just a bit better this time.
Been going to the same spot up in the mountains since diapers. It's wild remembering these places in operation. Can vividly remember riding bikes with my cousins to get ice cream at Fiddles Dari-King (pictured above) in the early 2000's. Was like something out of Stranger Things, bunch of little dudes on BMX bikes riding through the country roads.
I've got a ton of memories in these mountains from as early as '94. Bon-fires with family members as a child, driving to town with my grandparents in their red Grand Cherokee, drinking beer for the first time with my cousin, hanging summer after summer with other LI/NYC people trying to escape the madness, and some less than pleasant time spent at a reform school in Hancock which was consequently shut down by the government for a whole laundry list of crazy reasons. Yup, and escaping that place on foot and shit lmao... Those mountains have truly molded me in so many ways. I've learned so much about others, myself, and nature from the Catskills. If I could thank them I would, for I wouldn't be the person I am today without both the positive and negative expiriences (mostly positive) I've had there.