Mom (Lucille) and dad (Andy) when they were both in college.
Jennifer and I when we were probably around 12 or 13 years old.
Growing up, my sister and I had a university as a playground, which brought some interesting people and experiences into our lives. Some of my fondest memories growing up in the Northeast included the many canoe trips dad would take us on—down the Moose River to James Bay, Ontario, over Skinners Falls on the Delaware, and of course, Algonquin Park. There were even a couple cross country drives in an earnest, green Pinto wagon. No doubt, I got the bug a long time ago and have been perfecting the art of the epic road trip adventure ever since.
My father, Prof. Andrew Davidhazy, headed the Photographic Imaging and Technology program at RIT for 40+ years. My mother, Lucille, was a great hostess and sun worshipper who lived her life out peacefully in Florida, where there was always plenty of it. My sister, Jennifer, lives in the Bay Area with her family, while my brother, Cameron, is a DJ in Brooklyn. Dad and Sue are spending their golden years sailing and sipping Manhattans.
Though originally from Hungary, my paternal grandparents (nagymami and nagypapi) lived in Seattle when I was young. We would visit there most summers. Captain Andy was a naval architect and would often take me sailing aboard the beloved Adria. It was my grandmother, Gabriella, and teaching pro, aunt Minka, that taught and encouraged me to play tennis. I took my game very seriously back then and still try to remain competitive as the years accumluate. On my mom's side, it was Homer and June who brought a family full of warmth and dysfunction together around a pale yellow cottage with a screened-in patio on Lake Ontario. I was a master fisherman of minnows.
An old Davidhazy family photo in Hungary. The little boy in the front is my grandfather, Andrew Davidhazy.
Family photo in Seattle, probably around 1980. Dad, his brother John and sister Minka, grandmother and grandfather (Gabriella and Capt. Andy), and Jennifer and I.
Homer and June. My grandparents on my mom's side, in Brockport, New York.
Gabriella (nagymami) and my sister, Jennifer, maybe 1970?
Captain Andy and little Andy (me) sailing the Adria on Elliot Bay in Seattle.
Andy 2 and Andy 3.
My sister, Jennifer, when she was little.
Jen and I dressed up outside our Perkins apartment.
Jen riding shotgun on a long road trip to Cochrane, Ontario for a canoe trip we're about to do.
Our green Pinto wagon at our house on Wellington Street.
Jen and I starting canoe trip with dad down the Moose River to James Bay, Ontario.
Cameron, uncle John and aunt Minka at one of my high school tennis tournaments.
2006 - Dad and Sue on the ferry to Bainbridge Island, Washington.
2007 - my nephew, Tyler, while visiting family in Florida.
2010 - dad rowing his old sailboat, the Eaglet.
2011 - Prof. Andrew Davidhazy doing a seminar on technical imaging techniques.
2011 - my stepmom, Sue, and her horses at home in Honeoye Falls, NY.
2011 - Sue and my niece, Peri.
2013 - dinner out with dad and Sue in Honeoye Falls, NY.
2012 - with my cousin, Panni, and her daughter in Budapest, Hungary.
2012 - my uncle John making me perfect cheese toasts at home in Budapest.
2014 - with my cousin, Vivien (in black) and friends at the Tate in London.
my nagymami (Gabriella) and I in Seattle