I don’t want money to get involved, this is about the community.
With his frequent Instagram meet-ups that gather local and traveling photographers, artists and visitors from abroad; Gcooler (aka: Avi G Levy) shares his larger than life personality throughout a city just as massive. Maybe generosity is a more appropriate description, of a kind soul who simply wants to share a good time with people treasured with interesting stories to unveil.
My night out in London with Gcooler was inspired by a previous Jetset Times article, written by our very own Nadia Cho, who met the local photographer during her visit last spring. The instant Gcooler and I met, we both knew this would be a very good night. When your mind is open to whatever that may come with the territory of spontaneity and the unknown, you’re winning. In this case, the prize was a great company who’s creativity led us exploring all over Londontown in sheer amusement.
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Instagramerz goooooood morning✨☕️✨⚡️🇬🇧☺️ Out of the 1000s of photos I have, this one together with few others, is among my favs. Captured the scene two years ago with my beloved 5dmk2 and 50mm f1.4 prime lens. It was a quick, 7-8 snaps, shutter at 1/200, f5.6, ISO 400, slight touch with LR5. Ladies and gentlemen, have a fabulous Sunday🎈✨✨☺️😍☕️
Gcooler’s Instagram feed reads like a gorgeous coffee table book, of a local who perceives his city as a boundless adventure, infinitely offering vibrant flashing lights captivating his soul. His declaration for London isn’t surprising, especially if you’re also a city lover addicted to its immeasurable possibilities.
For someone who grew up in Turkey and occasionally still makes a trip back home, his London is spoken from the heart:
There’s something about this city that still gets me so excited, I never want to leave.
If you’ve ever met any “social media celebrities” even in the travel blogsphere, you know that some personalities come with an unfortunate ounce of ego. What a pleasant surprise it was to embark on London By Night with an eminent Instagrammer who keeps it real with a touch of hilarity and a whole lotta cool.
If you want to swing by where we hung out, check out these fab establishments:
56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, United Kingdom
91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, United Kingdom
20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 3BY, United Kingdom