Day 2 of Love:

Tara&Alexandra

I was going thru the turn style at Astor Place wondering how I would manage getting my love photo in before getting home for a BBQ at our neighbors. At the same moment I overheard Tara say to Alex, “You’re my favorite person.”  Friendship love! One of my favorites.

Name: Tara / Alexandra
Age: 28 / 30
Profession: Online Operations Associate at the Village Voice / Online Operations Manager at the Village Voice (for 2 more days.)
Nationality / Origin: Irish from New York / From Peru
Relationship to each other? Co-workers / Insists she is not her boss, very good friends
How did you meet? At work
When did you meet? May 1st 2011, we were instant friends
What is your favorite thing about Tara? Very good heart and very spontaneous, no filter
What is your favorite thing about Alex? She’s funny, keeps me off the ledge.
Why is Alex important to you? Because I love her, she’s a really great person.
Why is Tara important to you? “Can I say the same thing?”

Alex & Tara on the Uptown 6 train. In two days, Alex is leaving the Voice and will go back to school for sociology. Glad to immortalize a great friendship! Good luck ladies. ©Katarina Kojic

 

Day 29 Stranger- Eric Wyatt Saxophonist

Eric Wyatt was sitting on the steps in front of Public Theatre with his saxophone in a blue case. He had about 10 minutes before he had to leave for a gig and said he had a good story to tell me.

Eric is the Godson of Sonny Rollins. ©Katarina Kojic

“My father took me to see Miles Davis when I was about 10 years old–an experience I’ll never forget.” ©Katarina Kojic

“…There used to be a lot of girls who used to come to the rehearsal. And I was the youngest guy in the band and I remember playing a solo, and after that solo, they looked at me so differently.” ©Katarina Kojic

“When my father passed away I took it very serious. He passed away in 1989 and once he passed away, I realized I had to pursue it in a total different manner. I was professional at that point, but after that I really got focussed… I started playing his saxophone in 1991 because it was his and I didn’t touch it. I played an alto, I switched to play tenor.” ©Katarina Kojic

As a bandleader, Eric has been to Paris, Greece and to China at least 5 times. He even speaks Chinese. His father’s saxophone, which he now plays, was from Sonny Rollins. Check him out!

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