NY Through the Lens - New York City Photography

Jul 31

New York City: Night

At night 

the city stars 

shine like supernovas  

in a vast 

urban universe.

And in the hours 

just before midnight 

during muffled increments 

of time 

when the city’s heart 

palpitates in time 

to the distant lullaby 

of the day’s remains 

dreams sleepwalk 

their way

through the 

alleys and streets.

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New York City doesn’t have many alleys.This is an alley in lower Manhattan. This was taken on a quiet night with my Sony A99. 

I love the moments that occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it): NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book


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View: “New York  City at Night- Alley and Fire Escapes” in my photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City: Night

At night

the city stars

shine like supernovas

in a vast

urban universe.

And in the hours

just before midnight

during muffled increments

of time

when the city’s heart

palpitates in time

to the distant lullaby

of the day’s remains

dreams sleepwalk

their way

through the

alleys and streets.

—-

New York City doesn’t have many alleys.This is an alley in lower Manhattan. This was taken on a quiet night with my Sony A99.

I love the moments that occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

—-

Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it): NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

—-

View: “New York City at Night- Alley and Fire Escapes” in my photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

Jul 30

Paris: Montmartre street view of Sacré-Cœur Basilica

travelthroughthelens:



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And these streets

they falter

under the weight

of it all:

the joy,

the despair,

the endless

striving

for something,

anything

to 

hold onto.

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Taken on an afternoon in Paris with my Sony A7R while wandering around Montmartre for hours with no particular plan. 

Sometimes those are the best kind of afternoons.


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View: My travel photography portfolio, My Photography Book Releasing in Autumn, 2014, My NYC Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

Paris: Montmartre street view of Sacré-Cœur Basilica

travelthroughthelens:

——

And these streets

they falter

under the weight

of it all:

the joy,

the despair,

the endless

striving

for something,

anything

to

hold onto.

——

Taken on an afternoon in Paris with my Sony A7R while wandering around Montmartre for hours with no particular plan.

Sometimes those are the best kind of afternoons.

——

View: My travel photography portfolio, My Photography Book Releasing in Autumn, 2014, My NYC Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

Jul 29

Times Square in the Snow - New York City (some updates about my book too!)

I wanted to sincerely thank everyone for such an incredible outpouring of love regarding my New York City coffee table book: NY Through The Lens. I, honestly, was gob-smacked this past weekend  when responding to the comments on my various posts about the book on Facebook, Twitter,  Google +,  Tumblr and  Instagram. 

I feel so spoiled by all of you! Seriously. 

I think a lot about a passage written by E.M. Forster that really resonated with me back when I was a budding Literary Criticism & Theory major:


Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. 
Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, 
And human love will be seen at its height. 
Live in fragments no longer. 
Only connect…

—E.M. Forster, Howards End

Forster’s characters are constantly plagued by dilemmas that stunt true connection despite the positive implications of the phrase. While Forster’s usage of the phrase has different meanings colored by the context of the era he was writing about, I have always thought about the phrase in the context of sharing pieces of ourselves in an era of surface sharing on the internet. We share a lot in the hopes of some sort of connection but actual connections seem mired in ambiguity and pretense.

When I started to share my (often) emotional writing and photography, I felt incredibly vulnerable (I still do, to be honest). But every time I get an email or message or comment that indicates that someone else felt the feelings I described in my writing or conveyed with my photography, it’s one of the most beautiful feelings. 

I still close my eyes and click or tap on the Submit button on my blog sometimes because what I write and what I convey with my photography is so intensely personal. But it all feels worthwhile during life moments like this one.

So, thank you for that.

——

Updated info about the book:

I updated my blog post that contains pre-sale links with some edits to answers and updated questions:

New York City Coffee Table Book: NY Through The Lens

Updates include:

1 - The page counts are actually the same for the paperback version and the hardcover version. It’s an Amazon foible that has them listed differently. It will be corrected soon.

2 - There are updated links for the UK version of the book as well as a separate link for those who live in Australia as Booktopia Australia has the book listed which will cut down on shipping costs for those down under!

3 -  I have also answered the number one question I received about purchasing the book in other parts of Europe and Asia:

Answer: Here is the low-down on the book’s release. It is available in the English language on Amazon throughout most of Europe (and parts of Asia).

If you go to your country’s Amazon and search for: NY Through The Lens, my book will show up. This is your own country’s option for purchasing the book. Just remember that the shipping will be local and the currency will be friendly to where you live but the book will be in English.

Hope this helps!

Again, if you missed the flurry of announcements and are totally lost right now. Here is the original announcement about the book along with TONS of info, photos, and answers to questions:

New York City Coffee Table Book: NY Through The Lens

Much love, 

V.

P.S. - I will get back to posting about my South of France, Paris, and Martinique adventures soon! We left off in Nice. I didn’t forget ;). Also, newer NYC photography! I have some exciting NYC adventures coming up.

P.P.S. - I also added a handy link to my book post to my navigation bar over on  my blog. If you are on a laptop or desktop, the navigation bar is under my blog title. If you are on mobile (as I am mainly these days), the navigation bar is nested below the first page of blog content. 

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View: My New York City photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

Times Square in the Snow - New York City (some updates about my book too!)

I wanted to sincerely thank everyone for such an incredible outpouring of love regarding my New York City coffee table book: NY Through The Lens. I, honestly, was gob-smacked this past weekend when responding to the comments on my various posts about the book on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Tumblr and Instagram.

I feel so spoiled by all of you! Seriously.

I think a lot about a passage written by E.M. Forster that really resonated with me back when I was a budding Literary Criticism & Theory major:

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon.

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted,

And human love will be seen at its height.

Live in fragments no longer.

Only connect…

—E.M. Forster, Howards End

Forster’s characters are constantly plagued by dilemmas that stunt true connection despite the positive implications of the phrase. While Forster’s usage of the phrase has different meanings colored by the context of the era he was writing about, I have always thought about the phrase in the context of sharing pieces of ourselves in an era of surface sharing on the internet. We share a lot in the hopes of some sort of connection but actual connections seem mired in ambiguity and pretense.

When I started to share my (often) emotional writing and photography, I felt incredibly vulnerable (I still do, to be honest). But every time I get an email or message or comment that indicates that someone else felt the feelings I described in my writing or conveyed with my photography, it’s one of the most beautiful feelings.

I still close my eyes and click or tap on the Submit button on my blog sometimes because what I write and what I convey with my photography is so intensely personal. But it all feels worthwhile during life moments like this one.

So, thank you for that.

——

Updated info about the book:

I updated my blog post that contains pre-sale links with some edits to answers and updated questions:

New York City Coffee Table Book: NY Through The Lens

Updates include:

1 - The page counts are actually the same for the paperback version and the hardcover version. It’s an Amazon foible that has them listed differently. It will be corrected soon.

2 - There are updated links for the UK version of the book as well as a separate link for those who live in Australia as Booktopia Australia has the book listed which will cut down on shipping costs for those down under!

3 - I have also answered the number one question I received about purchasing the book in other parts of Europe and Asia:

Answer: Here is the low-down on the book’s release. It is available in the English language on Amazon throughout most of Europe (and parts of Asia).

If you go to your country’s Amazon and search for: NY Through The Lens, my book will show up. This is your own country’s option for purchasing the book. Just remember that the shipping will be local and the currency will be friendly to where you live but the book will be in English.

Hope this helps!

Again, if you missed the flurry of announcements and are totally lost right now. Here is the original announcement about the book along with TONS of info, photos, and answers to questions:

New York City Coffee Table Book: NY Through The Lens

Much love,

V.

P.S. - I will get back to posting about my South of France, Paris, and Martinique adventures soon! We left off in Nice. I didn’t forget ;). Also, newer NYC photography! I have some exciting NYC adventures coming up.

P.P.S. - I also added a handy link to my book post to my navigation bar over on my blog. If you are on a laptop or desktop, the navigation bar is under my blog title. If you are on mobile (as I am mainly these days), the navigation bar is nested below the first page of blog content.

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View: My New York City photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

Jul 25

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