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Vivienne Gucwa

Travel photographer and writer based in New York City.

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. 
I now spend an inordinate amount of time photographing the world and writing about it.
I couldn't be happier.
In fact, my book containing my photography of New York City along with my writing is being released this autumn. It's available for pre-sale on Amazon right now. All info and details about the book can be found here:
NY Through The Lens - New York City Photography Book
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I am one of 10 Sony Artisans of Imagery:

http://imagingambassadors.sony.net/network/photographer-category-2/vivienne-gucwa/

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I maintain two photography blogs. Here they are:
New York City Photography Blog
Travel Photography Blog

Here are some links of interest:
About me:  About Page 

Events, conferences, and published work: Media
Social media reach, goals, and information about brands: PR

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Where can you find my phot


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About 13 weeks 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 1 week ago New York City - Night - Times Square from Above

At night,

while we soar

through the streets,

flying past buildings,

navigating through

alleys below,

the city soars

along with us,

its neon lights

pulsating to

the night’s

heartbeat,

streets winding

like synapses

as we

dance in

each other’s

dreamscapes,

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This is a 2.5 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R while I was high above Times Square at midnight one night. Truly a breathtaking view.



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View this post along with all relevant links over at my New York City photography blog here if you wish:



http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92272338270/new-york-city-night-times-square-from-above

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotography #sonyalpha #a7r #poetry #prose
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About 3 weeks ago Grand Staircase at Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris.


#travel #france #photography #architecture #stairs #history #historic






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About 11 weeks ago New York City - Lower East Side - Street Art

New York City

rests

when it rains ;

its seemingly boundless,

sleepless energy

subsides

as sidewalks

stretch out,

glistening like

glinting sand.

This is when

the walls

dream.
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Taken earlier after one of many intense thunderstorms today with my Sony a7R. This is Clinton Street on the Lower East Side. This particular mural just changed recently. It used be a colorful mural of a group of happy gnomes. I kind of like the newer mural. I love this street during this time of year when the trees bloom and the sidewalks are slick from afternoon storms.

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View this post with all relevant links over at my New York City photography blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/85358034560/new-york-city-street-art-clinton-street

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #son
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About 13 weeks ago Paris - Cityscape and Eiffel Tower from Above

The streets

were lit up

with stardust

flowing

through

the city

igniting

tales and stories

in the wake

of the

splendor:

And all

of the embers

led

straight

to you.

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This is a 6 second long exposure taken with the Sony a7R that I took while on the top of Tour Montparnasse the first night I was in Paris. In retrospect, it was the perfect time to experience a view like this before I got to explore the city. It was a beautiful night and one I won’t forget.

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

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/83736959065/paris-cityscape-and-eiffel-tower-from-above

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Tags: #paris #travel #skyline #photography #sonyalpha #sonya7r #paristoday #france #eiffeltower #night #bla
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About 13 weeks ago New York City - Spring - Cherry Blossoms on Minetta Street


The trees stretch

their limbs

towards each other

in Springtime:

graceful appendages

swaying in unison

with flowery adornments.

And the city

swoons.

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Today was a quintessentially perfect spring day in New York City. I took this photo with my Sony a7R while meandering around the West Village earlier today. If only springtime lasted longer than a few weeks. Summer, please hang on just a little longer, ok?

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

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/83947920766/new-york-city-spring-cherry-blossoms-on

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Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotography #sonyalpha #sonya7r #nycspring #newyorkcityspring #spring #springtime #poetry #writing #prose #viviennegucwa








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About 1 week ago New York City at Dusk

There is something so magical about dusk in New York City.

After the sun sets for the evening, the city is a symphony of lights reaching their crescendo at the same time as the night pulls itself over the rooftops and skyscrapers below.

And if you squint just a little,

all of the lights twinkle

like fireflies in an urban forest.

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This is a 15 second exposure that I took with my Sony A99 while standing on the roof of Z Hotel in Long Island City, Queens. The rooftops of Long Island City sit in the foreground. To the right is the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge). The skyline of midtown Manhattan including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building sit in the distance.



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

http://nythroughthelens.com/p
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About 12 weeks ago New York City - Spring

When the city

disappears,

into the distant

light

of spring’s

effervescent sunlight,

and the trees

open up their

blossoms

like two

friends

spilling secrets

into the dawn,

that’s when

winter

finally hides

its weary head

for the year.

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

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/84835139580/new-york-city-spring-blossoms-and-the

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About 7 weeks ago New York City - Afternoon Sunlight

The afternoon yawns  -

with its mouth full of sunlight

before it slips into the shadows of evening.

Fire escapes catch the sun’s gleam:

staircases for dreamers

propelling dreams skyward.

And the trees bow graciously

in the lingering glow of sweet sunlight:

courteous hosts beckoning wanderers

to bask in the shared glow

and warmth of the city.

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

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/88283240025/new-york-city-greenwich-village-street

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About 6 days ago Summer in Central Park:

when the trees

dance,

entwining their

fully adorned limbs

gracefully towards

each other

over winding paths

beckoning all

to swoon

along.

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View this post along with all relevant links over at my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92562062195/new-york-city-summer-central-park

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #centralpark #sonyalpha #summer #landscape #photo #photography #trees #nature #park #viviennegucwa