Do you think you know New York? Have you "seen it all"? May I prove you wrong?
I am pairing with Untapped Cities to offer a unique off-the-beaten-path photography experience. On this workshop, we will take you on a cultural walking tour with a certified guide in an iconic New York City location (The Place) as well as teach you the secrets of portraiture with an anonymous yet super-star New Yorker as your model (The Face).
The next session is now open for registration!
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The adventure began around breakfast in my studio in Williamsburg. He was the friend of a friend of a friend – French connexion - that story. Augustin Pasquet, founder of Untapped Cities with his wife Michele.
I was on for a good start of the day with croissant, at home away from home.
Except it lasted until lunch.
Augustin and I shared a same passion for NYC, a same excitement for the hidden, the unknown, the unexpected, a same envy to transmit / share / relay. A modern professional match.
Between you and me, I am a tea lover and he drinks coffee but nobody is perfect.
That morning, we talked abandoned train stations in Manhattan, pinball machines in a laundromat in the middle of queens, underground armory in Brooklyn with secret tunnel to Prospect Park, we imagined the amazing experiences of New Yorkers like Charlie Deleo, guardian of the flame of the Statue of Liberty for 30 years, James the captain of the Staten Island Ferry who witnessed 9/11 from his boat.
We imagined how incredible it would be to meet with these people, hear their stories, photograph them… and maybe take some other new Yorkers with us. Some random people who love their city, photography and mystery?
That is where One Place One Face was born.
Every week of the year, Augustin and I scout great places, meet amazing people, embrace the mysteries and surprises New York City has to offer. We love our job on those scouting days, what a city! We dig, dig and dig to bring you what takes our breath away and gives us inspiration for gloomier days. Hoping it will do the same to you!
A typical experience starts in a chosen NY neighborhood, with a photography lesson on visual storytelling with me, followed by a guided tour where our top guide (certified) Justin might share a few secrets. Then we will meet with the “face” of our experience, a New Yorker deeply rooted in the chosen neighborhood and who has a few gems to share.
This is a unique visual and cultural experience created for people who want to embrace the New York State of Mind! workshops here
Welcome to this exciting adventure!