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Vivienne Gucwa (Travelinglens)
Travel photographer and writer based in New York City.
Travel photographer and writer based in New York City.

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Hi all! Newest video is ALL about how I got into photography.

It's a very wild story and involves...peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and dinner :)

Let me know what you think!!!!!

- V 

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Hello all!

Long time, no see. Here's a fun video update!!!!!

Let me know if you watch :)

Love, V

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The loudest silence. Near the North Pole.

Some Arctic thoughts at 81 degrees North.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 :) )


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