156 posts tagged central park
New York City - Cherry Blossoms - Central Park
We dream of springtime
with our eyes closed in winter
as snow turns from white to pink
cascading down on the backs of our eyelids
in a slideshow of a moment
that is hard to grasp onto
but difficult to forget.
This is the Bridle Path in Central Park taken during another springtime. Right now it’s near freezing in New York City and I keep thinking that maybe if I start posting photos with cherry blossoms, the weather will somehow become enamored with the imagery and shift. It could work, right?
I am currently knee-deep in preparation for my trip to Paris. I leave on Friday and it’s hard to contain the excitement at this point. I have been pinning all of my Paris inspiration to my Pinterest Paris travel board and sometimes I have to stop and practically pinch myself because it’s hard to believe I will be there in four days.
I will be taking tons and tons of photo (and video) while I am there. I will be contrasting the Paris of 2014 with the Paris of the 1940s in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris this year. If you are interested in reading more about this trip, here is my announcement post with details about the trip: Paris Through The Lens
Be prepared for NY Through The Lens to temporarily become Paris Through The Lens starting this weekend! ♥
New York City - Snow - Central Park
It’s on days like this when the sun rests longer than usual and winter’s essence seeps through every crack and crevice that the earth quivers a ghost shiver that rests in summer’s memory.
I am currently in Las Vegas at a photography conference: WPPI. But I can’t resist daydreaming about New York City in the snow.
If you are at WPPI - I will be speaking twice a day at the Sony booth about using social media to boost your brand. The bonus? You have a chance to win a Sony a7 at any point when you watch any of the speakers (including me!) at the Sony booth. See you there!
Big Announcement: I am working on a book of New York City photography!
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. You can read about my presentation and panel here if you are curious: Vivienne Gucwa at PhotoPlus Expo.
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 with the business of photography. However, we did indeed have a (stellar) meeting later that weekend and it also just happened to be the real deal.
I held off announcing this formally until now because I wanted to announce the news only when I was knee-deep in the process of writing the book. A book has always been a goal but I was unhappy with the self-publishing model for a variety of reasons. So, I am grateful to have a great publishing firm to work with on this venture.
It’s a bit humbling and surreal to think about everything that is happening or about to happen. I am extremely thankful for all of the opportunities I have been granted. I just updated my news section here on the site with information about my upcoming Paris trip and subsequent gallery showing as well as an online workshop that is in early planning stages.
I will be keeping the news section as up to date as I can since I have a few other projects and announcements that are in the works or that I won’t be able to announce until later. Here is my news section:
I decided this was one of the best images of mine to pair with this particular announcement. I took this photo in Central Park back in 2011 when I was still very new to the world of photography. It has become one of my most popular images and as such it has opened up many doors for me over the years.
I look at this image and I can remember exactly how I felt climbing through the snow in Central Park during that blizzard to create the photos I knew I wanted to create on that day. It was an electrifying and empowering feeling to shoot with determination, purpose, and vision.
I still get that feeling when I take photos. I hope that feeling never subsides.
Some links of interest:
My online photography portfolio:
My updated About Page:
More New York City Winter photos with snow:
New York at Night - Central Park - Cobblestones and city lights
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