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Art:Seen - Vivienne Gucwa

Me! On video talking about New York City and photography!

This past summer, I had the pleasure of being the subject of a documentary series called Art: Seen directed and produced by Madhouse Muse. I am really excited to share with you the first segment of that series aptly titled: Art: Seen - Vivienne Gucwa .

It’s never easy to see myself in front of the lens since I am more comfortable behind it. I end up being overly critical of myself in ways that border on ridiculous: my freckles are taking over my face since this was filmed in the middle of summer, I weighed more when this was filmed than I do now, I loathe the sound of my own voice, I can hear myself slipping into a slight Queens accent at points, my hair is tortured by the NYC summer humidity and on and on (see what I mean?).

But I have to say that Madhouse Muse made me feel super comfortable talking about my photography journey so much so that I forgot I was being recorded at points and I absolutely love that she was able to get me to talk about things I don’t really ever talk about on a regular basis concerning my early cinematic influences and how I conceptualize and deal with the overly broad and intimidating subject of New York City in my photography and writing.

She also rocks for capturing my ultra-geeky Game of Thrones iPhone cover towards the end of the segment while we were walking around my neighborhood taking photos with my phone (House of Targaryen!).

I hope everyone enjoys this. It’s probably the first time I have talked about any of this on video! :)

(I will share the second segment of this series next week)


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    I love this interview, it definitely gives the viewer an idea of who Vivienne Gucwa is and why she does what she does....
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