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Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

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Photographer and artist Andrew Tess has an eye for capturing moments of pure romance. His snapshots of celebrities, decadent soirees, and candid behind the scenes moments, taken on a SX70 Polaroid camera, have made his a name to know among New York’s fashion and nightlife circles. Here, Tess shares a photo essay of his New York, the city where he was born and raised. 

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

Andrew Tess: Susanne Bartsch, and all those before her, in the hallways of the Chelsea Hotel.

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

AT: Joe Apollino, native New Yorker. 

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

AT: View from Susanne’s balcony at the Chelsea Hotel on 23rd street, 2020. 

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

AT: The Uptown girl abandoned at the former Henri Bendel shop on 5th avenue. Alexander Wang after-party, 2019. 

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

AT: Summer day at Gracie Mansion, 2018; First Lady of New York City, Chirlaine Mccray. 

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

AT: Summer, Jacob Riis Beach.

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

AT: Mermaid at the Rockaways.

Andrew Tess's Portrait of New York

AT: Quarantine on 34th Street, 2020.

PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew Tess 

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