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New York City - Night - Alley - Chinatown

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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 was taken on a quiet city night in an alley in Chinatown with my Sony A99. 

Some of the best moments occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

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

New York City - Night - Alley - Chinatown

—-

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 was taken on a quiet city night in an alley in Chinatown with my Sony A99.

Some of the best moments occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

—-

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

New York City alley. Lower East Side.

When I was younger, I thought that New York City was teeming with alleys and narrow streets fueled by an over-active imagination and a predilection for film noir cityscapes. I wanted to believe that New York City harbored the best and brightest of in-between places and worn out spaces. The truth is that while New York City does have alleys, they are a pretty rare sight. Perhaps that is why I am so drawn to the ones that do exist. 



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New York City alley. Lower East Side.

When I was younger, I thought that New York City was teeming with alleys and narrow streets fueled by an over-active imagination and a predilection for film noir cityscapes. I wanted to believe that New York City harbored the best and brightest of in-between places and worn out spaces. The truth is that while New York City does have alleys, they are a pretty rare sight. Perhaps that is why I am so drawn to the ones that do exist.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “New York Alley - Lower East Side” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Lower East Side alley at night. New York City.

I was recently interviewed by the New York City independent press called “great weather for media”. They used the photo in this post for their upcoming anthology called: It’s Animal But Merciful.

The interview is now published on their site. It was the result of an interesting conversation that I had with editor, poet, performer and writer: George Wallace. Here it is: 


Through the Lens. An Interview with NYC photographer Vivienne Gucwa

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Buy “Warm Glow of the Sun on a Winter City Night” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Lower East Side alley at night. New York City.

I was recently interviewed by the New York City independent press called “great weather for media”. They used the photo in this post for their upcoming anthology called: It’s Animal But Merciful.

The interview is now published on their site. It was the result of an interesting conversation that I had with editor, poet, performer and writer: George Wallace. Here it is:

Through the Lens. An Interview with NYC photographer Vivienne Gucwa

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Buy “Warm Glow of the Sun on a Winter City Night” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Walking the dog towards Mill Lane. Financial District, New York City.

I have been thinking a lot about different visions of New York City a lot lately which I wrote about recently in this post about everyone’s different version of New York City in their minds. I had an interesting interview for a project I am being considered for a few weeks ago where I found myself talking about what I try to convey about New York City with my photography and writing.

It was interesting to talk about it face to face (over Skype) rather than write about it because in a sort of stream of consciousness way I had to explain to someone who had never been to New York City how I try to show how I experience New York City on a regular basis via my own views of it colored by falling in love with a combination of streetscapes in classic film noir cinema, futuristic sci-fi city environments in literature and film, and years of traversing New York City on foot. 

A few nights ago, I watched a documentary about Woody Allen and there was a segment in it that resonated with me deeply which is no surprise since I am a huge fan of the Annie Hall and Manhattan era Woody Allen films. Martin Scorcese, the director of masterpieces such as: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Gangs of New York talks about Woody Allen’s extreme nostalgia for the present that is evident in Allen’s film Manhattan. He states that for Woody Allen it is as if New York City is constantly alive and continually evolving but Allen’s New York City is an entirely different planet from his own. The documentary switches over to Woody Allen who then states: “I wanted to show New York in a very beautiful way, the way I see it. I never had any interest in showing it except through my rose colored glasses; my romanticized view of it.”

 There is definitely a romanticized element that is evident in my photography of New York City. When I walk from my apartment on the Lower East Side through Chinatown and Soho or up through the East Village towards midtown, I am bombarded with memories and desire to capture the fragments of life and architecture that, for me, tug at the visions of New York City I have in my own mind. I hope that one day if and when I have the means to travel I will be able to do the same which each place I explore and experience.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “Dog Walking - Financial District - New York City” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Walking the dog towards Mill Lane. Financial District, New York City.

I have been thinking a lot about different visions of New York City a lot lately which I wrote about recently in this post about everyone’s different version of New York City in their minds. I had an interesting interview for a project I am being considered for a few weeks ago where I found myself talking about what I try to convey about New York City with my photography and writing.

It was interesting to talk about it face to face (over Skype) rather than write about it because in a sort of stream of consciousness way I had to explain to someone who had never been to New York City how I try to show how I experience New York City on a regular basis via my own views of it colored by falling in love with a combination of streetscapes in classic film noir cinema, futuristic sci-fi city environments in literature and film, and years of traversing New York City on foot.

A few nights ago, I watched a documentary about Woody Allen and there was a segment in it that resonated with me deeply which is no surprise since I am a huge fan of the Annie Hall and Manhattan era Woody Allen films. Martin Scorcese, the director of masterpieces such as: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Gangs of New York talks about Woody Allen’s extreme nostalgia for the present that is evident in Allen’s film Manhattan. He states that for Woody Allen it is as if New York City is constantly alive and continually evolving but Allen’s New York City is an entirely different planet from his own. The documentary switches over to Woody Allen who then states: “I wanted to show New York in a very beautiful way, the way I see it. I never had any interest in showing it except through my rose colored glasses; my romanticized view of it.”

There is definitely a romanticized element that is evident in my photography of New York City. When I walk from my apartment on the Lower East Side through Chinatown and Soho or up through the East Village towards midtown, I am bombarded with memories and desire to capture the fragments of life and architecture that, for me, tug at the visions of New York City I have in my own mind. I hope that one day if and when I have the means to travel I will be able to do the same which each place I explore and experience.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “Dog Walking - Financial District - New York City” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.