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October 29 2017

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This time of year…
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New York City, Upper West Side (at New York, New York)

October 28 2017

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Nothing better.
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Autumn, Brooklyn, NYC (at New York, New York)

October 24 2017

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That Autumn feeling 🍂
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New York City (at New York, New York)

October 21 2017

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Rainy Autumn days in Brooklyn are some of the best days. 🍂
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New York City (at New York, New York)

October 19 2017

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Autumn 🍂 New York City 🍂 Central Park
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Let’s get lost here. It can be our cocoon until the Spring.
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October 17 2017

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New York City.
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A rush of warmth to the skin when the cold shivers up your arms.
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Stone Street once upon a time. (at New York, New York)

October 13 2017

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Autumn in New York City, Central Park (at New York, New York)

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October 11 2017

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Hand in hand. New York City.
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The scene this night: two bicycles defeatedly lean against a pole leading the eye towards another pile of ghost bicycles reminiscing about the day’s memories next to piles of life’s discarded remnants waiting to be taken away as fire escapes scale up the buildings like rusty exoskeletons climbing towards just-barely-out-of-reach dreams while the lights in the windows glow like the whites of eyes looking out towards the falling white ephemera cascading from the sky as a couple races under street lights that shine like stars, with hearts clasped together against the wind, against the odds, against the beating rhythm of despair that rides down the city streets like a slow moving taxi through snow.
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Nights are the hardest: cold, biting nights where the wind pierces your ears with poignant tales of frigid woe. Those are the nights when being alone feels like the most existential of epiphanies when the reality of the human condition has every chance to scatter amongst the diffused light and falling flakes, just for a brief moment.
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It took me about four years of photographing blizzards to realize that I was subconsciously waiting in the shadows on snow-filled streets to tell this story over and over and over again. (at New York, New York)

October 08 2017

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New York City. Rain through wet eyelashes…
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October 06 2017

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Times Square, New York City 2049… There was no way that I couldn’t post this tonight as I am on my way currently to see Blade Runner 2049. Nervous to have any kind of high expectations for the film but here’s hoping!
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Context: This was a commissioned image. The request was to produce my vision of NYC influenced by sci-fi. It was pretty much my dream job at the time considering that Blade Runner is one of my favorite films. No other film has influenced me and made a mark on my imagination like it. The soundtrack and visuals have inspired and influenced so much of my own imagery and perspective. (at New York, New York)

October 03 2017

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This time of year…
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Autumn, Upper West Side, New York City (at New York, New York)

October 01 2017

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Autumn in her flaming dress of orange, brown, gold fallen leaves…
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Happy October 1st (my favorite month) 🍂 Central Park, New York City 🍂 (at New York, New York)

September 27 2017

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Autumn, Central Park, New York City
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(ready for hoodie weather + crunching through + jumping into leaves) (this is another Autumn) (at New York, New York)

September 26 2017

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The in-between hours. New York City (at New York, New York)

September 25 2017

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nythroughthelens:

New York in the Snow 


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography, New York in the snow is currently available for pre-order worldwide!

Here are some Questions and Answers about the book:

I live in the United States or Canada. What is the link to use to order the book online?

United States Amazon:    New York in the Snow at Amazon

United States Barnes and Noble:  New York in the Snow at B & N

Canada Amazon:   New York in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:   New York in the Snow at Chapters

United States Walmart: New York in the Snow at Walmart

United States Target: New York in the Snow at Target

I like to shop at non-mainstream bookstores. Any love?

Yup! :)

The Strand: New York in the Snow at the Strand

Rizzoli Bookstore: New York in the Snow at Rizzoli

Kinokuniya: New York in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: New York in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:   New York in the Snow at Powell’s

Books - A - Million: New York in the Snow at Books - A - Million

Hudson Booksellers:   New York in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: New York in the Snow at Drama

I live in the UK or other parts of Europe. What are the links to where I can purchase your book in my part of the world?

UK Amazon:   New York in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: New York In The Snow At Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: New York In The Snow At The Guardian

Blackwell’S: New York In The Snow At Blackwell’S

WHSmith: New York In The Snow At WHSmith 

I Live In Australia / New Zealand How Can I Order the book? 

Booktopia: New York In the Snow at Booktopia

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What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

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Is the book hardcover?

Yes, I am excited to announce that it is available as a hardcover book worldwide!

Front Cover:

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Back cover:

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I am proud to say that the printing is impeccable. I have not only included my writing but also the camera settings, cameras used, and locations for each photo …

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The book is published by Ilex Press, an imprint of Octopus which is under Hachette.



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Any book events or signings coming up?

Of course!

The official one will be a book launch by Sony here in NYC. Stay tuned for info on the date.

There will be other book signings and events around Manhattan and Brooklyn as well.


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What’s the story behind this book?

I have been photographing every snowstorm in NYC for the last 6 years. I walk up to 8 miles at a time through blizzards, nor'easters, and all sorts of snowstorms. I am forever trying to capture the feelings of loneliness, isolation, anxiety , longing, and nostalgia that are felt as a New Yorker. 

I have always been intrigued by time, mortality, desire, and memory. Snowstorms are when all of these feelings and concepts surface.

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I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in explore what snow in New York City means to me (plus there are snow sounds and nothing is better than the sound of snow crunching underfoot) …

What’s your story? Where are you from? 

I grew up here in New York City in Queens. My family was quite poor and my parents both moved to America to pursue better lives when they were younger.

In 2008, I was extremely broke and had very little money. I was also stressed out as I had quit my job to go back to school to finally finish the degree which I had abandoned nearly a decade earlier because I needed to work many jobs to support myself.

Living on my own since the age of 17 years old with no family support or safety net put me in the precarious position of working many jobs to keep myself afloat while living in New York City. I worked 7 days a week for quite a while and decided I needed to make a change in my life before my life passed me by and I barely explored my passions.

It took a huge leap of faith to put myself back in school. But I did. I decided to go back to school pursuing a pre-med path.

Without much in the way of material things or financial prosperity, walking became my number one way to deal with stress. It also became a way for me to experience the city like I hadn’t before. I would choose a direction and walk as far as my feet would take me; I still do this.

My walks opened my eyes to a New York City that I hadn’t experienced before. I knew that I wanted to capture the moments and experiences on my walks that made my heart swell. However, I was so broke that I couldn’t even afford a smartphone or a smartphone plan. I went on Amazon and purchased the cheapest point and shoot I could find. At $79, it was a huge investment at the time. That humble little camera had one button and a few settings (one of which was broken!). I didn’t care though. I finally had a tool to explore my view and vision of New York City.

In 2009, I decided to finally post the photos I had accumulated along the way online. I knew nothing about posting photography online and had heard that blogs were a great place to post photography. I literally googled the word “blog” one evening and Tumblr came up as the first search result. I decided to create my blog, NY Through The Lens on Tumblr purely for myself as a way to view my collected images in a beautiful way online.

Since I had no formal training in photography or in-depth knowledge of the rules and concepts defining the field, it didn’t occur to me that I’d have an audience for my work. I honestly didn’t think that anyone would be interested in what I was posting online to my Tumblr blog. However, within a few months of posting my photos to Tumblr, I amassed close to 70,000 followers and I was both humbled and touched by the messages I would receive on a weekly basis.

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Most of my photography is heavily influenced by cinema, music, and other art forms as I have a background in fine art (painting and art history).

I am also endlessly haunted by a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what can be seen as home. I am on a never-ending quest to try to imbue my photography of Cities and landscapes with this complex notion Of nostalgic longing.

I am fascinated and interested in exploring how certain tones can produce feelings of different forms of nostalgia and how color or lack of color influences memory and desire.

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I am currently a full-time photographer who is sponsored by Sony and my first book was a best-seller. It released In 2014. You can read about it Here .

I do commissioned work for Hollywood, television, ad agencies, interior designers and also sell ​​my work as prints (and tapestries and much more) here:

New York City Prints and More 

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Can I Where Else Find You Online?

If you are still reading, I love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post. Here is where to find me online:

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube



I Also Recorded A Little Teaser Of Me Flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!) …


It’s my most vulnerable photography because it’s my life’s passion. It feels a bit like sharing a deep secret with the world. 

Dreams are always fun to share.

Hope you enjoy these dreams.

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nythroughthelens:

New York in the Snow… 

BUT WHY?

HUGE interview up (👉🏻 SONY ARTISAN VIVIENNE GUCWA EXPLORES THE STREETS OF NEW YORK 👀)

It’s about how I take photos walking 7-8 miles in blizzards in NYC + why I do it.




Also, lots of info I have never shared!!!

All of these photos were taken during blizzards + storms in NYC


All of these are from my book which just released worldwide:

New York in the Snow


September 24 2017

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Sunset, New York City
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There are a few sunsets that have completely rendered me speechless in NYC (aside from ones I shared with certain people which were made all the more special because of their presence). This was one of them. I was completely alone. I arrived to the hotel room I was using for an overnight cityscape shoot that night and I remember walking into the room just as the sunset was starting. I dropped my backpack in partial defeat and awe as I peered out towards this view.
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September 22 2017

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New York City
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Happy first day of Autumn! There is nothing quite like Central Park in the Autumn. 🍂 (at New York, New York)

September 19 2017

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Central Park, New York City
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Miss this. Ready for Autumn 🍁 (at New York, New York)

September 16 2017

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nythroughthelens:

New York in the Snow… 

BUT WHY?

HUGE interview up (👉🏻 SONY ARTISAN VIVIENNE GUCWA EXPLORES THE STREETS OF NEW YORK 👀)

It’s about how I take photos walking 7-8 miles in blizzards in NYC + why I do it.




Also, lots of info I have never shared!!!

All of these photos were taken during blizzards + storms in NYC


All of these are from my book which just released worldwide:

New York in the Snow


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