Paris to New York

Trip Start Sep 01, 2004
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Our move from Paris to New York was a success! We have been here since June 6 and we hit the ground running. Both Brea and I had interviews and jobs lined up before we got here. The opportunities in NYC are endless. Right now I am so busy juggling part-time photography jobs. I am assisting a well-known international fashion photographer, Stan Shaffer, which is an amazing opportunity for me. We are shooting for La Perla clothing for their ready to wear couture collection right now. I am interning at Milk and Formula studios... two big commercial/fashion photography studios with the same owners in NYC. There is a permanent postition open that I am currently training for now. I am also a TA, teaching assistant at ICP, International Center of Photography once a week. If you TA at ICP you get free access to their studio, darkroom and equipment which I have been taking full advantage of. It has only been two weeks and I couldn't be happier.

My time in Paris and the education and training I received at my photo school Speos prepared me more than I could have ever imagined. My jobs don't pay much at the moment, but the experience is invaluable and I hope to get the full-time job at Milk after my internship is over this month.

Brea's best friend in NYC hooked me up as a PA, production assistant, on MTV and Nike's Battleground...It's a new tv show on MTV that choses the top basketball players in NY to play the best players in Chicago in a 5 on 5 game to see which city is the best. I got to work with some great people and make some great connections. We are living with my Aunt Debbie and Uncle John in Long Island, NY...It is a 45 min train ride into the city, Manhattan, which is not that bad. I get to relax on the train and have time to catch up on things before getting to work in the city. We will be looking for an apartment in September once we save some money.

Before we left Paris my best friends Matt, Vatsal and Melissa came to visit us for a couple of weeks... We went all over Paris and Matt, Vats and I took a train to Amsterdam for three days. We stayed at the Flying Pig hostel and had a blast walking the streets of Amsterdam and hanging out in the coffee shops. It is exactly what you would imagine it to be. It was my second time to go there and we all had a blast. I love the colors and energy of the city. The people are really laid back and seem to really enjoy life.

My photo exhibition in Paris is still up at La Dolce Vita, an Italian restraunt...and my end of year photo expo on May 19 at my school Speos went great. I got a chance to work and study with some amazing people and photographers in Paris. It was sad to leave my friends behind in Paris, but I am counting my blessings and know my move to NYC is for the best. I hope all is well back home. Here is my new contact info and a website link with some of my new photography.

cell. 646 573 7572

Hope you enjoy!

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