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New York City: Skyscrapers - Midtown Manhattan

Skyscrapers are

stalagmites

fed

by dreams

and lofty

aspirations

fed by soil

nurtured with

loss and desire

propelling forward

into a sky

full of 

possibility.
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Taken on a recent afternoon with my phone as storm clouds circled over midtown Manhattan.

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it): 

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book


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View: “New York City - Skyscraper in Midtown on a Stormy Afternoon” in my photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City: Skyscrapers - Midtown Manhattan

Skyscrapers are

stalagmites

fed

by dreams

and lofty

aspirations

fed by soil

nurtured with

loss and desire

propelling forward

into a sky

full of

possibility.

—-

Taken on a recent afternoon with my phone as storm clouds circled over midtown Manhattan.

—-

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

—-

View: “New York City - Skyscraper in Midtown on a Stormy Afternoon” in my photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - 1 WTC and 4 WTC


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I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the currently unfinished 4 World Trade Center (4 WTC) earlier with one of the site’s architects. It was for an upcoming gallery piece I am shooting for a piece in the Guardian. I will, of course, share more details about it in a few weeks. 

What an honor. This is a photo I took with the Sony A7 of 1 WTC reflected in the glass of 4 WTC from the 57th floor terrace of 4 WTC. For scale, if you squint really hard you can see little ol’ me taking the photo. :)

Can’t wait to share more about this project soon! 

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it): 

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book


—— 

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

New York City - 1 WTC and 4 WTC

——-

I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the currently unfinished 4 World Trade Center (4 WTC) earlier with one of the site’s architects. It was for an upcoming gallery piece I am shooting for a piece in the Guardian. I will, of course, share more details about it in a few weeks.

What an honor. This is a photo I took with the Sony A7 of 1 WTC reflected in the glass of 4 WTC from the 57th floor terrace of 4 WTC. For scale, if you squint really hard you can see little ol’ me taking the photo. :)

Can’t wait to share more about this project soon!

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

——

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

The Toronto Skyline

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I have been in Toronto, Canada for the last four days and my time here has been nothing short of marvelous. My friend and fellow photographer, Sara Collaton and her boyfriend Kurt Clausnitzer were kind enough to be my hosts for the week for which I am extremely grateful. We consumed a good amount of Maple Whiskey (how Canadian can you get?), had wonderful conversation and explored Toronto together. I shared a few photos over on my Facebook profile and via my Twitter already as well. 

Tomorrow, I will give two presentations at Canada’s largest imaging and photography show: Exposure at the Sony booth. My presentations are about my experiences using the a7R and QX100 while traveling. I am really looking forward to it! On Saturday, I leave Toronto very early in the morning to make my way to Martinique for a slew of tropical adventures (for those who messaged me on Twitter: Yes, I will have bug-spray and sun-tan lotion. And yes, I found shoes for the rainforest :).) 

I took this photo of Toronto’s skyline yesterday afternoon with my a7R after a short ferry ride to one of the islands that sit alongside Toronto’s downtown area. What a gorgeous skyline!


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View: My portfolio, My Gear List, My NYC Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

The Toronto Skyline

travelthroughthelens:

I have been in Toronto, Canada for the last four days and my time here has been nothing short of marvelous. My friend and fellow photographer, Sara Collaton and her boyfriend Kurt Clausnitzer were kind enough to be my hosts for the week for which I am extremely grateful. We consumed a good amount of Maple Whiskey (how Canadian can you get?), had wonderful conversation and explored Toronto together. I shared a few photos over on my Facebook profile and via my Twitter already as well.

Tomorrow, I will give two presentations at Canada’s largest imaging and photography show: Exposure at the Sony booth. My presentations are about my experiences using the a7R and QX100 while traveling. I am really looking forward to it! On Saturday, I leave Toronto very early in the morning to make my way to Martinique for a slew of tropical adventures (for those who messaged me on Twitter: Yes, I will have bug-spray and sun-tan lotion. And yes, I found shoes for the rainforest :).)

I took this photo of Toronto’s skyline yesterday afternoon with my a7R after a short ferry ride to one of the islands that sit alongside Toronto’s downtown area. What a gorgeous skyline!

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View: My portfolio, My Gear List, My NYC Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

Paris Day Trips: Château Vaux le Vicomte

travelthroughthelens:

Only 55 kilometres from Paris in the Seine-et-Marne region of France, the Château Vaux le Vicomte stands. It is the largest privately owned castle in France lovingly cared for by five generations of the de Vogüé family . Built in the 1600s by Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV’s head of finance, the people responsible for it’s sweeping exteriors and beautiful interiors are the interior designer Le Brun, the landscape designer Le Nôtre, and the architect Le Vau.

The castle was not only the setting for one of the biggest parties of the 17th century hosting around 3000 guests, but it also served as the model for what would become the Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV spent time at the castle and there is even a dessert that was created within its kitchens by François Vatel, crème chantilly.

You may recognize the exterior of Vaux le Vicomte. That’s largely due to the fact that it has been in around 70 different films and commercials including Dangerous Liasons, Marie Antoinette, Vatel, and Ridicule.

Getting a private tour of Vaux le Vicomte by one of its owners, Count Alexander de Vogüé, was definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to Paris. Not only is the family committed to keeping the castle maintained but they have done something rather unusual with the castle: they have opened it up to some really wonderful events creating a historic space that is both incredible to experience but also extremely welcoming to visitors.

Here is a little tour of the views and rooms:

A view of the grand entrance to the castle. :

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And this is the Grand Salon which sits immediately inside of the entrance shown above. The salon had its doors open to the gardens on the day that I visited the castle which gave the castle a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere:

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The King’s antechamber. Alexander was super kind and let us get a close look at the textile:

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A view of the ceiling of the King’s antechamber:

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(Click on the Read More below to see more photos from the Castle Vaux le Vicomte…)

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