Martin Adolfsson

Martin Adolfsson

What do you work with?
I’m an artist and photographer shooting portrait, travel and architectural work as well as working on several personal projects related to social behaviors. 

Why did you move to New York?
I moved because I always wanted to live in New York, and I stayed because I like how the city challenges and provokes you; in the long run the city helps you create interesting work.

Mention 3 of your favorite places in New York
Red Hook – The neighborhood is not served by any subway line which gives it a village-like atmosphere. It also has some of the best views of the harbor and Manhattan. 

Rockaways – My absolute favorite destination from May to September. Someone called it ”a Williamsburg by the ocean” and I think that sums it up pretty well.

The walk from LES to Carroll Gardens, I share an office on Bowery and I try to walk home at least twice a week. It takes me about an hour and offers spectacular views of the city… this walk is usually when new projects come to mind.

What do you do love to do in New York in your free time
I really enjoy weekend mornings when my wife and I have the luxury of a long breakfast at home with tons of coffee while debating a range of the mornings newspapers headlines.

Mention something weird that you have experienced in New York
Too many things to list but a favorite moment was when an entire restaurant seemingly impromptu began sining Bohemian Rhapsody together.

What do like most about New York?
The walkability, because of it’s high population density, moving around by foot is fairly quick and easy, at least compared to other cities of similar size. 

What is your best tip for someone dreaming about moving to New York?
Have patience, plenty of it. 

Describe New York with 3 words
Not. For. Everyone.

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