It’s not about the four star hotels, which we avoid unless we can afford it through Starwood points earned on sleepless work nights. We only hop into cabs when it is raining cats and dogs, otherwise navigating our ways through the tubes and tracks of the city’s underbelly. We pack lightly, our souvenirs are often just the images we’ve recorded on our cameras. There are days when I’m so tired I don’t want to walk. And then there are nights that I don’t want to end, because we’re walking hand-in-hand by a beautifully lit part of the city. Though distance is what has separated us for most of our relationship, traversing distances is what brings us closer together. This is the man with whom I want to travel for life.
Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only