these streets are paved with glitter: nyc creatives get inspired
Step into the New York wonderland of L-Vis 1990, Samantha Urbani, and Tennessee Thomas. Photographer Petra Collins shoots these creative musical wunderkinds in the spots that most exhilarate them around the city, from Greenpoint to the karaoke bars of...
Samantha Urbani, musician/artist/producer, photographed at a karaoke bar in Chinatown.Samantha wears dress, satchel and scarf Coach. Earrings her own.
"New York runs on a different clock than the rest of the world. Most creative people who thrive here couldn't be adequately stimulated, challenged, satiated by the natural flow of any other place." Samantha wears coat, bag, scarf, and jewelry Coach. Boots and earrings her own.
L-Vis 1990, music producer/DJ, photographed near his studio in Greenpoint. "It's the small day to day things and encounters with people that make NYC special for me. A conversation with a bodega dude at 5am, an Uber ride back from JFK bumping HOT 97 with a driver from my neighborhood. I love hearing stories about what led people to the city."
"No matter what walk of life you come from, everyone is here hustling to achieve something and it feels like we are all in it together. That collective energy really inspired me and pushes me to create non-stop." L-Vis wears jacket and backpack, Coach. Pants his own.
Tennessee Thomas, shopkeeper/drummer/DJ, photographed at The Deep End Club and Central Park. Tennessee wears coat, skirt and bag Coach. Shirt and earrings her own.
"New York is the most exciting city in the world. People come here from all over to live their dreams and find their tribes. It's got a crazy energy. It's like living in a theme park." Tennessee wears jacket and bag Coach. Jeans Frame Denim. T-shirt her own.
"The Deep End Club is my clubhouse. It's an activist community center and shop selling things made by local artists and designers. We also have gigs, teach-ins, and arts and crafts workshops." Tennessee wears jacket,silk square, booties and bag Coach. Jeans and T-shirt her own.
Photography Petra Collins Styling Sasha Kelly Hair and makeup Dana Boyer Photography assistance Wade Oates Styling assistance Chris Lee, Kendall Warson Production Mark Infante