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New York City - Snow at Night
We wander through streets
the scattered remnants
of the sky’s memories:
the weight of hope
that bears down
as we walk
with our faces turned
towards the city night’s stars
that lead our way
into the melted light
I have been going through my large collection of city snow photographs for a current client. What I love the most about snow at night is the timeless quality it imparts to the city. It’s the leveler of time in some respects.
And speaking of current projects, I am back in the thick of working on my New York City photography book after spending a few days in Las Vegas this week speaking at WPPI on all three days of the Expo on the Sony stage.
The experience was a whirlwind of activity and I came back on the red-eye flight to New York City earlier this morning feeling incredibly inspired and hopeful for some very, very, very exciting things that are now being planned thanks to some really wonderful encounters with people at WPPI (more on all of that as events unfold).
But most of all I am extremely grateful for the experience. Thank you to Sony for giving me this opportunity! And I also wanted to sincerely thank all of the super cool people who sat through my presentations and who connected with me afterwards or during the duration of the conference.
Looking for more New York City Winter photos with snow? Here you go (click or tap on each photo to view larger):
Interested in viewing these directly in my online portfolio? Here they are along with other New York City winter photos:
New York City - Skyline at Dusk
There is something really extraordinary about the shift between day and night in New York City.
It’s gradual and at the same time abrupt in its magnitude.
The lights on the skyscrapers flicker on as the night sky pulls itself over the city while the sun is still dancing with the horizon.
It’s this sort of in-between time that seems to suit a city full of people who feed off the frenetic energy and constant shifts that occur on a momentary basis.
New York City rarely dwells in absolutes.
Its landscape and structures only seem to remain still.
This is a view from the Top of the Rock (also known as 30 Rock and the top of Rockefeller Center) taken with the Sony A99. The skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan sit in the foreground leading up to the Empire State Building and further in the distance sits the Freedom Tower and lower Manhattan.
New York City - The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline
onto the end
of every phrase
like the sky hangs
onto the stars
above a city
full of light.
This was taken late last winter with my Sony A99. It’s interesting how skylines date images. In this case, 1 WTC was still in the process of being built.
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: