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Travel and New York City Photography - Vivienne Gucwa

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I was interviewed by Jordan Oram for the travel site Wandering Educators. I am honored to have been chosen to be September’s Photographer of the Month there.

I don’t often get a chance to talk about my New York City photography and my travel photography at the same time. So, this was a nice change of pace and I was more than happy to answer Jordan’s questions.

Nice - South of France - Summer Afternoon

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Some teasers and the link to the full interview:

How did you get interested in photography?

I started taking photos in a rather stream-of-consciousness manner in the mid-2000s. Since I live in New York City, I don’t drive. Without much in the way of material things or financial prosperity, walking became my way to deal with stress. It also became a way for me to experience the city like I hadn’t before. I would choose a direction and walk as far as my feet would take me; I still do this.

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Night Vision - Street Art - East Village - New York City

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As the scenery unfolded before me, I began noticing lines, forms and structures that I‘d previously ignored. To embrace my new-found sense of wonder, I took the only camera I could afford at the time, a simple point-and-shoot costing less than $100, on my walking adventures. I just wanted to capture the moments and experiences that made my heart swell.

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Greenwich Village in the Rain - New York City

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Starting out in photography with limited tools enticed me to learn more about light, which in turn, has set me on a lifelong journey attempting to capture something as fleeting and vast as the transient quality of New York City and other places around the world.

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Marseille - South of France

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How long have you been a photographer?

I started to pursue photography seriously in the winter of 2009. During that winter, I decided to finally post the photos I had accumulated along the way online. I knew nothing about posting photography online and had heard that blogs were a great place to post photography. I literally googled the word “blog” and….

…read the full interview here:

Photographer of the Month - Vivienne Gucwa

Hope you enjoy! I even included some travel and general photography tips! :)

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Eiffel Tower - Shangri-La Hotel - Paris - France

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Mount Pelee and the Caribbean Sea - Martinique

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Notre Dame - Paris - France

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

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laughing-trees:

thirdbirdofrhiannon:

Spirit Quartz (also known as the Cactus Quartz) envelopes one in love. It immediately activates and opens the crown chakra. It opens one to self-forgiveness, self-love, and a feeling that “everything’s alright!” in the sense that the universal truth is Love itself, and brings awareness that we are destined for that Love, and do indeed exist in that Love right now. It gives one a feeling of “bubbling over” with abundance. 
Spirit Quartz is also known for: cleansing and activating other crystals, use in dreaming, astral projection, and visioning. [x]

thhis is beautiful