New Yorker for A Day

by Amy Azzarito

As you might expect, freelance travel photojournalist Sivan Askayo spends a lot of time traveling. As a solo traveler, she was frustrated that it was nearly impossible to get a photograph of herself on her trips — she either had to do the one-arm photo stretch or look for a trustworthy stranger to whom she could hand over her expensive camera. And while she has yet to solve this problem for herself, she decided to solve it for travelers to her hometown of New York City. As part of Sivan’s New Yorker for a Day service, she photographs travelers on their trips to New York. The girls above are all from France. They paid a birthday visit to one of the bunch who recently moved to New York and did the shoot as a gift for the birthday girl as a way to remember their ladies’ weekend in NYC. I seriously love this idea. I only wish it existed for other cities! — Amy Azzarito

Image above: Tourists from Israel. The husband surprised his wife with a photoshoot so the two could document their romantic trip to New York.

Image above: An artist and blogger from Amsterdam who wanted some fun, stylish images for her website and press releases.

Image above: Bachelorette in the city. This woman is getting married at the end of October. She was visiting a friend in New York who decided to surprise her and get her a photography session. She wore a white dress and veil to practice being a bride.

Image above: This architect from Madrid had his visits to some of New York’s iconic buildings documented. He’s going to use the photos for his firm’s press releases.

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