Brooklyn Bridge by James Chororos in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn Bridge in Fog, 2012

Name:James Chororos

Place you live: Brooklyn, NY

Place your photo was taken: The Brooklyn Bridge, on the Brooklyn side

Can you sum up Brooklyn? I can do it in 4 words: Brownstones, restaurants, bikes, and artists.

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: Reading architecture and design blogs/mags, personal photography projects, and eating

A perfect day in Brooklyn? As much as there is to do around here, everyone is always so busy and you’re expected to work way too hard. So for me, a perfect day is one where I have no obligations and I can just enjoy hanging at the park with some friends during the day and going out for a few drinks at night.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, cruise around central park on a bike, and eat as much as you can.

A perfect meal in NY? My definition of perfect goes back and forth between a healthy Vegan meal at Blossom Restaurant in Chelsea, and any pizza place I pass on the street.

What is the best thing about your spot? Brooklyn is great to come back to at the end of the day because it’s a nice quiet retreat from the chaos of Manhattan, and it’s also a very inspiring place to live. It seems like everyone you meet in Brooklyn is doing their own creative thing, whether it’s art, music, or design.

What is the worst? Everything is really expensive.

A little known fact about where you live? Prospect park has over 30,000 trees in it.

Where is your favorite place in the world? I haven’t been to enough places to say for sure, but New York City is definitely my favorite so far. I’m lucky to call it home.

Who are your three favorite photographers? Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, William Eggleston