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We Love NY: The Issue 4 Shoot

Hi friends!

I thought it would be fun to kind of talk about why we choose the issue for the month! Kind of an "Editor-In-Chief behind-the-scenes" moment.

Even though I have only been in the city for 2 years, I've come to appreciate all of the amazing things that have come out of it. Especially the people!

For this issue, I wanted to find bands, models, and content creators who shared the same theme: making art in a city they love. I think we successfully covered the theme of individuality and finding your voice in a city full of millions of people.

We put out a bunch of posters around Pace, and our writer team has grown so much since. I'm so happy that we got some new folks included in this issue on short notice, and we have some more articles being posted later as additions to the issue!! Our issues only get bigger and bigger and I love it.

I also wanted to say thank you for all of the support lately! For real! It's truly incredible to see other people appreciate your art and want to get involved. I cannot wait for all of you to see what we have for this summer!

Now let's get to the shoot.


For this shoot, I wanted to go to spots that are iconic and important to me. To start, we had to hit the subway.

Even though the subway can be gross, dirty, smelly, slow, late, loud, crowded, and hot. It's still an iconic part of NYC living. I admit, it defiantly took some getting used to, but I never would have thought I would be able to navigate the subway system!

Our next stop is Washington Square Park.

Whether you are a skater, a stoner, a college kid trying to sell clothes, a musician, a photographer, or just a student trying to get to class, this park has something for you! I don't go here as much as I should, but whenever I go, the vibes are usually good and upbeat! It just had to be included in this shoot.

Our last stop for this group was the Empire State Building.

I remember when I was moving back to the city after winter break freshman year, I was pretty depressed. My lovely mom (I know you're reading this - hello!!) came back with me and we took a walk around the Empire State Building, and for some reason, I just felt a connection with the building. Like a sort of you're okay and you're here in the city for a reason.

Models: Amy Kapel, Spencer Bellamy, Jiana Casazza

For the next group, we took a trip to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge is pretty close to where my school is, so whenever I feel like taking a nice walk, I find myself here. It's always nice to look back at the city and take a second to realize where you really are and how much you have accomplished.

Models: Richelle Fatalo, Joe St. Pierre, Kaena Watson, Camilo José Torres

Shot and Edited by Mark Bluemle. See you next month <3!!

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