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The loudest silence. Near the North Pole.

Some Arctic thoughts at 81 degrees North.
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Nature extraordinarily beautiful. And redheaded girl is so beautiful.
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Off to the Arctic… (and some OTHER exciting news!!!!!)

The time has come. I am officially leaving on an expedition to the Arctic with an incredible group of artists, scientists, film-makers and writers including the astronaut Commander Hadfield (yes, the astronaut responsible for the cover of Bowie’s Space Oddity on the International Space Station)!

I will be aboard a Soviet-era icebreaker traveling for 3 weeks along the Northwest Passage from Western Greenland up into the Canadian High Arctic.

(full info:

The goal: to create art. Nothing less, nothing more.

And that brings me to some other very exciting news!

I signed my book deal contract for my 2nd book this week. It comes out at the end of 2017 and it will be a book of my New York City snow photography!

Great timing! :)

Photographing New York City in extreme snowstorms has been my passion project for the last 6 years.

The isolation of it all is something I am fascinated by, in fearful reverence of, and what makes me walk up to 8 miles at a time in blizzards with my cameras becoming one with my breath and mortality.

This Arctic expedition will be completely different. We will be enveloped by the midnight sun traveling through ice towards the story-filled landscapes of Greenland and Canadian’s High Arctic.

And yet, it feels like something I can’t wait to feel fully: a different kind of isolation of thought, and light, as life quivers along shores like a woodwind instrument lilting over a distant refrain.

I can’t wait to share it with you…

once I am back in mid-September.

Much love, V


*(this is the longest I will ever have gone without posting. While I was cut-off in Cuba for 10 days, I still had marginal brushes with the world. I am looking forward to getting to know my fellow adventurers and experiencing this expedition fully with no typical distractions).
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Super excited to share another episode of +Daria Musk and I being completely candid.

P.S. LOTS of funny moments embedded during the talking...see if you catch them all!
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Free is always good and the wine, cheese combination is excellent there, that's all what I had on my vacation! Enjoy +Vivienne Gucwa 
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Cannes Magic!!! Proud of this! It's our first real video from France with music made from found sounds by +Daria Musk . So happy to share this with you!

(it's on our new channel too - if you like what you see (there are loads of other videos from us there too!), please subscribe, it would mean the world to Daria and I :) )


#travel   #traveltuesday  
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I am in this article!!!!!

So happy! :)
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The Most Beautiful Place on Earth...

(at least I think so!)

Cauterets, France

This is a teaser for a full-length video coming out featuring this location on my new channel with +Daria Musk called Adventuress here:

Check it out and say hi :)
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I went to the Arctic for 3 weeks with an astronaut on a Soviet-era icebreaker. This is the first of raw thoughts recorded during that journey.

All my pretty photos of the experience are on my Instagram:
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merciiii! :)

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This is so amazing! +Daria Musk behind the scenes of the making of the beautiful music for one of our travel videos with our new project Adventuress.

Hope you enjoy!!!!
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Really excited to share this with you. It's our magical experience in one of the most beautiful places I have ever traveled to (with music and found sounds by +Daria Musk  - so pretty!!).

Hope you enjoy!
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Really excited to share this Ghé thăm nhà mình nhé+Vivienne Gucwa
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Excited to share this with you!!!!!! Super fun video about Paris in the rain and what +Daria Musk and I got up to while inside a hotel! :)

(also subscribe! it's our new project/channel and we are uploading frequently!)

Hope you enjoy!
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Loved this video. I think you ladies should be on the Travel Channel!!
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New Travel YouTube Channel!!!!!!! (info below)

Subscribe here:

I launched a new project recently with musician +Daria Musk and it's a travel project where we travel the world collecting sounds and sights and then making fun, beautiful things out of those things like video!

And we started putting our teaser videos up this week and will be putting up the big stuff this coming week (with music by Daria!!!).

Would love if you could get the word out about our new channel!

And if you haven't subscribed - please do so and then say hi to us over there! Would mean the world :).

(this video is a teaser of a longer one coming soon - can't believe this is REAL place!)

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Paris - Hanging out of the roof of a vintage car!!!

Streets of Montmartre and lots of excited exclamations via +Daria Musk and myself ;). Our new channel is here!!!:

Still working on the videos with our music + visual collabs but meanwhile sharing lots of fun fragments from our project with you (like this!!)

Hope you enjoy :)
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Vivienne's Collections
Travel photographer and writer based in New York City.
Photography found me a few years ago and I found, in turn, that photography and writing are two of my biggest passions in this world. 

I now spend an inordinate amount of time photographing the world and writing about it.

I couldn't be happier.

In fact, my book containing my photography of New York City along with my writing is being released this autumn. It's available for pre-sale on Amazon right now. All info and details about the book can be found here:



I maintain two photography blogs. Here they are:

Here are some links of interest:

About me:  About Page 

Events, conferences, and published work: Media

Social media reach, goals, and information about brands: PR


Where can you find my photography to view in one place and/or to purchase as prints? Thanks for asking! Here you go:


If you have any questions, feel free to email me at:


  • Hunter College
    Literary Theory - Literature, Language & Criticism, 2009 - 2011
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Travel photographer and writer specializing in finding the special elements of urban cityscapes, landcapes, and architecture.
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I don't know what I could possibly say that hasn't been said already regarding this beloved late-night East Village establishment. The fries are potato perfection: slightly crispy and golden on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside. Their wide array of sauces is unmatched and I am personally fond of the pesto, mango and wild mushroom sauces. Every time I am in Pommes Frites, a number of people are ordering the poutine which looks heavenly. The only negative I could possibly come up with regarding this spot is that the lines can get super long especially on the weekends. The East Village is home to many bars and fries seem to go well with a bit of inebriation making the wait a bit long at times.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
This is a really low-key, understated Thai food restaurant. Their curries are incredible and they have curries I haven't seen listed in many other places like pumpkin curry. The prices are reasonable relative to the neighborhood and the vibe here is a relaxing one. The staff is also very attentive and they offer free-wifi which is always a plus.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Look, I think that anything I attempt to say about this place will never quite suffice because it's really *that* good. However, I will attempt to explain why I frequent this taco truck with wild abandon and why I have even told people on more than one occasion that their burrito is akin to a metaphorical food of the gods. This is authentic Mexican food at its finest. It's not laden with salt to make up for a lack of seasoning. It's not generic tex-mex. It's no frills, super tasty (they don't know the meaning of bland) and ultra fulfilling Mexican food done right. Let's talk about their burritos. For $7.50, you get a gargantuan burrito packed with cilantro, the tastiest rice of its kind around (if you opt for the vegetarian option which is *excellent*), your choice of meat, lettuce, queso fresco (fresh), onions, chopped tomatoes, guacamole and a nice tiny sprinkle of fresh grated cheese and sour cream. If you ask for it 'hot', they really pack a punch with the spice so unless you are ready to commit in that way, you may want to first try it without the super spicy stuff (which, by the way, brings the burrito to a whole other level of awesome if you love hot and spicy food). There was a 3 day period a few months ago when they weren't on their typical corner and I was in a serious panic. I can't imagine a world or the East Village without this beloved truck.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Whoa! I found out about this place from Yelp. Living close to it, I have passed it quite a few times since reading about it but haven't had the time to try it out until this fine evening. Knowing that it frequently is full of NYC cabbies (and seeing this every time I pass it) looking to have a great meal added to it's appeal for sure. I just ordered a bowl of rice with 2 sides (I chose #4 and #7 sides today) and oh my.... this is *seriously* the best Indian food I have had in NYC, hands down. Not only that but everything is obscenely cheap! I cannot believe I just paid what I paid for this! Also, the rows and rows of Bollywood videos lining the walls are great to browse through while waiting for your tasty meal to be heated up. You would never, ever imagine such gastronomic delights existed within since it's a fairly tiny and definitely under-the-radar sort of place. Will be going back for more!
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago