Back in March, I spent a couple days wandering around the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan for a feature in Travel + Leisure. Over the last decade, Chelsea has been transformed into the art and architecture destination in NYC. Countless art galleries, star-chitect designed buildings and hotels, and the fanciest restaurants have popped up in the condensed neighborhood on the West Side. With the addition of The High Line park, it’s become even more of a destination for locals, tourists, and investors alike.
The magazine asked me to wander around and get a sense of the neighborhood. Pop into restaurants, photograph street scenes, gallery openings, etc. Again, T+L gave me the opportunity to use my photo senses and do what I do best – improvise. I received a couple “must shoot” locations, but the other half of the shoot was simply “shoot whatever you see.” It’s a great feeling, albeit slightly mortifying, to have your photo editor trust your instincts so deeply.
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