Phil Roberts: Architectural Lifestyle

At the age of 7 or 8 years old, Phil Roberts had budding desire to design and build major cities like Toronto, NYC, LA you name it!  For hours he would sit and build models of cities based on pictures he had seen and places he'd been. As he put it "I would tend to my cities like a gardener tends to plants".  Phil was kind of enough to share one of his pictures that was taken back in the day of one of his first city models when he was around 8 years old; not bad huh?!! I loved it! His amazement and fascination with designing and developing layout plans for urban dwellings made an impact on me.  Creativity comes in all shapes and forms.  His passion never left him as he is now studying architecture at the University of Toronto. Phil contacted me to setup a session to document him in scenic locations around NYC to capture his love for architecture and document a bit of his lifestyle. We set out to the heart of Manhattan to places like Bryant Park, Times Square, and The Highline and experienced the city like never before.  We walked around 42nd street and he was completely immersed in the surroundings of colorful billboards and uniquely designed skyscrapers. He finds comfort and solitude with a good book and swarms of people buzzing around him in Times Square! Couldn't you just see him on the cover of Architectural Digest? :) And a little fun with the yellowest revolving door ever! Thanks Phil for giving me a little peek into the world of architecture; I admire your passion and have no doubt you'll go far in your career. See Beauty... Ariane
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