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July 16 2017

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#winterishere
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(New York City)

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🤗 (at New York, New York)

July 14 2017

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Rain
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New York City (at New York, New York)

July 07 2017

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Rainy day mood.
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New York City (at New York, New York)

June 30 2017

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Over glistening cobblestones in the haze of summer heat, the twinkling lights of oncoming cars cast their glow like fireflies in a dense urban forest.
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As somnambulists glide over uneven paths, the wind plays a nocturne.
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This is when the city dreams.
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New York City. (at New York, New York)

June 27 2017

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nythroughthelens:

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography, specifically 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY 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

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

imageimageimage

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

image

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.


image

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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

image

I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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. 

image

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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.

image

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 

image

Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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.

image
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nythroughthelens:

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography, specifically 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY in the Snow at Booktopia

image

What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

imageimageimage

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

image

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.


image

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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

image

I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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. 

image

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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.

image

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 

image

Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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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New York City

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New York City

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In the small hours, the hours that crouch low to the ground in the shadows after midnight, dreams roam the streets.
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New York City (at New York, New York)

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​I have been completely immersed in searching for a new apartment in Brooklyn (this photo is one of my favorites I ever took in Brooklyn). I have lived in Manhattan for 14 years and it’s time to move on and move to a borough with cheaper rent(s), more space, and a close walk to the park (I spend most of my summers in parks and as I get older I need more nature with my city life).
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I will say this. I am currently paying almost $2400 a month for my LES apartment (as a full-time photographer no less - I want a badge for this, or a t-shirt, something!) which is utterly ridiculous on so many levels since it is only 399 square feet. Seeing two bedrooms for MUCH LESS with more space in Brooklyn makes me wonder why I didn’t move sooner :) (clearly I looking to halve my rent currently)
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Currently looking at Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts, Prospect South and even Kensington (yup!). I had forgotten how much time apartment searching takes up. I have lived in my current Lower East Side apartment for the last 7 years so it’s easy to forget the time-sink that moving is.
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I was sad at first about moving from Manhattan (it’s been my home for a long time) but now I am more than ready (I think?). Any tips? Hot apartment leads??? Let me know! (at New York, New York)

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nythroughthelens:

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography, specifically 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY in the Snow at Booktopia

image

What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

imageimageimage

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

image

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.


image

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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

image

I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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. 

image

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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.

image

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 

image

Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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.

image
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nythroughthelens:

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography, specifically 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY in the Snow at Booktopia

image

What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

imageimageimage

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

image

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.


image

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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

image

I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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. 

image

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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.

image

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 

image

Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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.

image
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nythroughthelens:

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY in the Snow at Booktopia

image

What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

imageimageimage

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

image

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.


image

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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

image

I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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. 

image

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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.

image

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 

image

Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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.

image

June 24 2017

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nythroughthelens:

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY in the Snow at Booktopia

image

What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

imageimageimage

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

image

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.


image

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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

image

I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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. 

image

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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.

image

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 

image

Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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.

image
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nythroughthelens:

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY in the Snow at Booktopia

image

What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

imageimageimage

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

image

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.


image

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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

image

I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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. 

image

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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.

image

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 

image

Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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.

image

June 23 2017

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NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City


The book!

Huge news!

My 2nd book of New York City photography, specifically 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:   NY in the Snow at Amazon

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

Canada Amazon:  NY in the Snow on Amazon CA

Canada Chapters Bookstore:  NY in the Snow at Chapters

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

Yup! :)

Kinokuniya: NY in the Snow at Kinokunya

IndieBound: NY in the Snow at Indiebound

Powell’s:  NY in the Snow at Powell’s

Books-A-Million: NY in the Snow at Books-A- Million

Hudson Booksellers:  NY in the Snow at Hudson Booksellers

Drama Bookshop NYC: NY in the Snow at Drama

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

U.K. Amazon:  NY in the Snow at Amazon UK

Waterstones: NY in the Snow at Waterstones

The Guardian Bookshop: NY in the Snow at the Guardian

Blackwell’s : NY in the Snow at Blackwell’s

WHSmith: link coming soon

I live in Australia/New Zealand. How can I order the book?

Booktopia: NY in the Snow at Booktopia

image

What are the release dates for the book?

United States and Canada: September 5, 2017

United Kingdom, Europe, Australia: August 3, 2017

image

Is the book hardcover?

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

Front Cover:

image

Back cover:

image

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…

image image image

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


Official book blurb:

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they’ve never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they’re absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.

It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you’ve never left the Big Apple.

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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 and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit,

Snow photography is how I express the raw, emotional feeling of nostalgia tinged with loneliness and longing. In a city of millions, feeling lonely and feeling isolation is an unspoken visceral state of being. The nostalgic aspect of NYC in the snow at night brings all of these feelings to the surface.

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I paraphrased and read the intro to this book in a spoken word video set to imagery found in the book. It explains 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 still 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.

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 sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home. I am on a never-ending quest to attempt 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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Where else can I find you online?

If you are still reading, I officially love you. Thank you for reading this far into this post :). 

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

No, seriously. Attention spans are a thing of rarity these days. That you, dear reader, have read or skimmed to here restores some of my faith in humanity. For that, I thank you!

I also recorded a little teaser of me flipping through my book today in case you are into that kind of thing (I am!)…


I truly hope you enjoy the book. 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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June 20 2017

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nythroughthelens:

New York City


All of my New York City photography is for sale here as prints starting at $18:

New York Prints



I also sell my photography as New York City wall tapestries too!

And also NYC pillows!

And it’s also on wall clocks, shower curtains, duvet covers, phone cases…(honestly there is so much in my collection :)  )

Full collection is here:

New York City Photography

Let me know if you order anything! I always share/retweet when people share photos of my prints or other things with me on social media either to my Twitter or my Instagram

:)

June 19 2017

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(Photo-set - more than one photo!) Seven years ago, I moved to the Lower East Side. I barely had a penny to my name and had just taken out loans to go to school for pre-med and had just quit working 7 days a week (3 jobs) for the first time in a decade to go to school.

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I was scared. Actually, I was more than scared. I was the heart flutter between palpitations, the skipped beat that is swallowed up by gulps of air in the chest. I would stare at my ceiling in my new neighborhood and close my eyes to play out the slideshow of my imagination at night in the hopes that I could conjure up a better life.
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That winter, I discovered photography with a broken camera I purchased for less than $100 and accidentally made a blog and randomly got a huge following in a matter of 3 months and the slideshow on the back of my eyes became a dream that surrounded me in the streets of the Lower East Side as I walked around after midnight with my camera and nothing else.

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This neighborhood is where I was reborn as an artist. It has become my home. The streets have gotten under my nails, their grit and history run through my veins, the lights after midnight are the stars in my universe and the projector lights that keep the slideshows on the back of my eyes perpetually playing.

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I just found out that I am staying another year here on the Lower East Side due to some really weird but favorable circumstances. My heart has been dancing all day. I have been listening to the Frida Kahlo soundtrack loudly (my favorite that reminds me of this neighborhood).
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Here are a few images I took in the first year or two that I lived here in my home after midnight (all of them) and in the afternoon. They all have such dear meaning to me and one of them was the first ever book cover I sold in that first year.
(at New York, New York)

June 16 2017

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nythroughthelens:

New York City


All of my New York City photography is for sale here as prints starting at $18:

New York Prints



I also sell my photography as New York City wall tapestries too!

And also NYC pillows!

And it’s also on wall clocks, shower curtains, duvet covers, phone cases…(honestly there is so much in my collection :)  )

Full collection is here:

New York City Photography

Let me know if you order anything! I always share/retweet when people share photos of my prints or other things with me on social media either to my Twitter or my Instagram

:)

June 15 2017

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​I have been completely immersed in searching for a new apartment in Brooklyn (this photo is one of my favorites I ever took in Brooklyn). I have lived in Manhattan for 14 years and it’s time to move on and move to a borough with cheaper rent(s), more space, and a close walk to the park (I spend most of my summers in parks and as I get older I need more nature with my city life).
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I will say this. I am currently paying almost $2400 a month for my LES apartment (as a full-time photographer no less - I want a badge for this, or a t-shirt, something!) which is utterly ridiculous on so many levels since it is only 399 square feet. Seeing two bedrooms for MUCH LESS with more space in Brooklyn makes me wonder why I didn’t move sooner :) (clearly I looking to halve my rent currently)
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Currently looking at Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts, Prospect South and even Kensington (yup!). I had forgotten how much time apartment searching takes up. I have lived in my current Lower East Side apartment for the last 7 years so it’s easy to forget the time-sink that moving is.
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I was sad at first about moving from Manhattan (it’s been my home for a long time) but now I am more than ready (I think?). Any tips? Hot apartment leads??? Let me know! (at New York, New York)

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