Last tuesday I told you that after the New York Fashion week, I deeply wanted to take some pictures of the sunset on Manhattan.
Why ? Because I have the chance to be a man who don’t like to do twice the same things. I could have took pictures of the sunset from the Empire state building like last New York fashion week and like all the other tourists, but inside of me, I would have the feeling of repeating myself. No challenge makes my life tastless. That’s why I quit french female fashion magazines : to live a life full of freedom and taste a wider range of emotions than weekly “it bags”, “must have”, and other sexuality tests !
The problem with the desire of taking pictures from a high roof in Mahnattan is that it’s almost impossible for security reasons. The first hotel that told me that made me understand that my task would be very difficult. Even more difficult that celebrities live in the residences around Manhattan.
What could I do ? Let it down ? NEVER !!! If I want to change this world and make it a better place, If I want to show you what I am willing to do for the futur members of the coming soon new website, I must proove you that nothing is impossible when you have faith and work hard.
On tuesday, it was raining hard on New York. I walked along Central Park during 1 hour. By bones were litterally wet. Every hotel I knocked the door, gently told me “No sir, it’s impossible to let you go on the roof.” Me : “where do you advice me to go ?” . Doormen : “I don’t know sir”. My brain was depressed by these words but it made my challenge even more beautiful. I kept on walking when God told me to look back, in a perpendicular street. I noticed a hidden building. My eyes followed the tower until its roof : “hummm, the view should be nice. Even more nice that there is no other building hiding the park from the roof”. I walked into the residence : the very kind doorman advice me to come the day after. I did. The doorman called the person in charge of the building and as amazingly as it sound, he simply agreed after having a look to my business card.
This little story might be worthless for some of you, even more worthless that my englihs is not so good. But what I try to make you understand is that nothing can stop you in your life. I have no money but I wanted to go to the New York Fashion week and I did. i wanted to take some pictures of the sunset on Manhattan and despite the strong rain, I succeeded.
Believing in you and acting to achieve your goals is only up to you. Your life is in your hands. Your happiness depends on you.
Here’s some pictures from “my” Manhattan roof. After the Paris fashion week I will organize a new kind of exhibition never done before in the world : a “light exhibition !!”. I will print my photos in a transluscent board that will be back lighted. I ‘ve already tested it : amazingly beautiful. To show you how it will look like, I “backlighted” some pictures and already print one that I put in my bedroom. Tell me what you think about.
And now, some souvenirs from the roof. I advice you to see the pictures in full screen by clicking “View with PicLens”
By the way ! I went to staten Island as well. As I like challenges, I tried to capture the beauty of birds… No so easy as the autofocus of my camera had to be quick and as I had to take care of the backroung. I will put more pictures later as I need to have a walk and enjoy the real life outside !