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Vivienne Gucwa

New York City photographer, writer and urban documentarian.

Photography found me a few years ago and I found, in turn, that photography and writing are two of my biggest passions in this world. 

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Feel free to read more about me at my Photography Blog. Here are some links of interest:
Read about my photography:  About Page 

Past, current, and future events, conferences, and published work: Media
Social media reach, goals, and information about brands and sponsorships: PR
List of photography gear that I use: Gear


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My formal photography portfolio: Vivienne Gucwa Photography
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If you have any questions, feel free to email me at:
Vivienne Gucwa's email address



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About 9 weeks ago New York City - Snowy Afternoon on Doyers Street

The snow fell

like icing sugar

onto streets

and alleys

that wrapped

themselves

around the city:

a sweet dusting

of white

on top of

glazed chocolate

concrete

that melted on

the tongue

of memory

like

a dream.

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View this post along with all relevant links at my photography blog if you wish:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/76776124905/new-york-city-snow-doyers-street-chinatown

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Tags: #photography #newyorkcity #nyc #snow #winter #blackandwhite #noiretblanc #doyersstreet #chinatown #streetphotography #mobilephotography #poetry







































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About 12 weeks ago New York City - East Village in the Snow

(Full photo-set here :http://nythroughthelens.com/post/74150779823/new-york-city-snowstorm-janus-view-these - )

It occurred to me that I only posted one photo from the most recent storm here to Google Plus. This is one of my favorite streets in the East Village especially during a heavy snowstorm. It transforms into a warm cocoon of swirling snow and lights.

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Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #snow #winter #eastvillage #sonyalpha   #sonya99   #newyorkcityphotograph  







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About 3 weeks ago
Paris - Sunset - Overlooking the Eiffel Tower

Paris is everything I expected and so much more.

It’s an overwhelming city in all the best ways.

On my first day in Paris, I was treated to a walk around The Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood with a new Paris friend, Mikhail and his lovely friends. And then we then made our way to Montparnasse to take in this spectacular view from the top of Tour Montparnasse.

I am posting updates frequently to my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram while I am here in Paris (like an awesome video clip of the Eiffel Tower light show last night, for example!). Follow along if you are curious. Links are over at my photography blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/81171034926/paris-sunset-overlooking-the-eiffel-tower-and 



Not that I won’t post here but I will only be posting major photos here sporadically vs. everyday updates.



Tags: #travel #paris #france #paristoday #s
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About 9 weeks ago Big Announcement: I am working on a book of New York City photography!  (all info and context below)

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I am very excited to announce that I am officially in the midst of putting together a table-top book of my photography paired with my writing. It will be available for sale during the later part of 2014.

In the autumn I was fortunate enough to have been asked to give a presentation during all 3 days of PhotoPlus Expo on the Sony stage as well as speak on an incredible panel about disruptive technology, new media, and the changing face of photography distribution.

After I finished giving my very first presentation, I was approached by a representative from publishing firm who had listened to me speak. They were moved by my presentation and wanted to know if I had ever entertained the idea of publishing a book of my photography and asked to meet with me formally. If you know me well, you know how skeptical and guarded I am when it comes to many things having to do
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About 1 day ago Paris -  Springtime at Jardin du Luxembourg

It’s always interesting to look back at moments through photography especially moments during travel. Everything is tinted by a certain distant nostalgia filtered through mood and every other external influencing factors. Were the leaves really that vivid? Were the vistas really that inviting? Did the streets really wind their way into your heart the way they have wound up there in retrospect?

I am in the process of putting the majority of my Paris photography online in one way or another. I am populating my Paris Pinterest board, adding to my Flickr Paris album (linked below), and I will eventually launch a travel photography portfolio site which will be part of my main photography portfolio.

A number of people have messaged me via email and my Twitter asking what cameras and lenses I used while in Paris. All of my Paris photos were taken with my Sony A99 and Sony A7R. I used the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 lens with the A7R and the Zeiss 16-
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About 5 weeks ago The New York City Skyline

New York City is magical

during the pause between night and day

when the sun dips behind the skyline

shining its light out through the twinkling eyes of the buildings.

This time of day is when

dreams roll off the tongue,

with a slow-motion exhale

at the end of a word

in a phrase

that trails off

without end.

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I love the moments just after sunset when the seasons are changing. The sky sinks into a momentary pause before the night sky pulls itself over the city. When everything is devoid of color on cloudy days, the tiny bits of color during these moments that come from the lights in the skyscrapers and the color that streaks across the bone-chilled-grey sky reach right into the heart.

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View this post along with all relevant links over at my photography blog here:



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About 6 weeks ago New York City - Night in Madison Square Park

(More snow photos from this set here:http://nythroughthelens.com/post/78804359736/new-york-city-snow-at-night-we-wander - ) 

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This is a view of Madison Square Park in midtown Manhattan on a winter night during a snowstorm. I have been gradually going through my photos from all of the snowstorms we have had here in New York City this year and re-imagining them in black and white for a client. 

There is just something so magical about snowy black and white photos of city nights...

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There are more photos in this set. I have only posted a few here. Want to see the rest? View this post over at my photography blog here: 

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/78804359736/new-york-city-snow-at-night-we-wander

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Tags: #newyorkcity #nyc #winter #snow #photography #night #sony #sonyalpha  #newyorkcityphotograph   #newyorkphoto   #nycphoto  







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About 8 weeks ago New York City - The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline

Night is

a lullaby

with dreams

that hang

onto the end

of every phrase

like the sky hangs

onto the stars

above a city

full of light.

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This was taken late last winter with my Sony A99. It’s interesting how skylines date images. In this case, 1 WTC was still in the process of being built.

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View this post along with all relevant links over at my photography blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/77776480481/new-york-city-the-brooklyn-bridge-and-manhattan

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Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #brooklynbridge #sonyalpha #sonya99 #poetry #city #urban #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkphoto #nycphoto #nycskyline #newyorknight #nycnight


























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About 9 weeks ago New York City - Snow - Ludlow Street - Lower East Side

It’s moments like these

that the world

stops rotating

long enough

for every breath

to reverberate

alongside

the earth’s heartbeat.

And we move

through the city

relishing a chance

to be enveloped

by the sinking,

seductive

embrace

of serenity

as the city

dreams

along with

us.

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This was taken while walking down Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side on a beautiful winter night with my Sony A99.

There is nothing like standing in the swirling snow while the ground disappears under a blanket of white. Everything that matters and everything that is insignificant just melts away.

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View this post along with all relevant links at my photography blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/
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About 7 weeks ago New York City - Skyline at Dusk

There is something really extraordinary about the shift between day and night in New York City.

It’s gradual and at the same time abrupt in its magnitude.

The lights on the skyscrapers flicker on as the night sky pulls itself over the city while the sun is still dancing with the horizon.

It’s this sort of in-between time that seems to suit a city full of people who feed off the frenetic energy and constant shifts that occur on a momentary basis.

New York City rarely dwells in absolutes.

Its landscape and structures only seem to remain still.

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This is a view from the Top of the Rock (also known as 30 Rock and the top of Rockefeller Center) taken with the Sony A99. The skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan sit in the foreground leading up to the Empire State Building and further in the distance sits the Freedom Tower and lower Manhattan.

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