Amanda Alborano +

Shop: By Brooklyn 

The type of store you walk into with no intention of buying anything and walk out with a bunch of things you never knew you needed. Everything in the store was created in Brooklyn and they have all types of unique trinkets.

By Brooklyn

261 Smith St., BKLYN

@bybrooklyn

 

Take a guy friend: Black Bear Bar 

I just turned 21 so I’ve only been to this spot once at random with a group of my friends. The idea of it is pretty awesome. Its a bar but also has a skate area, you have to sign a waiver and you can skate in a bowl that they have, in the bar! I have yet to go back because I’m trying to get my skills up.

Black Bear Bar

70 N. 6th St., BKLYN

@blackbearbar

 

Dance: In a pick up truck on the BQE 

Since I’m always trekking back and forth from the studio to Long Island, which is a 30 minute drive on a good day, but usually longer with traffic, I can always be seen jamming to the Classic Vinyl station on Sirius.

 

Think: By the water

I like clear my head and think by running, so any place I can run is my favorite place to think. I really love the ocean, so anywhere near bodies of water is calming for me, especially along the East River/Brooklyn Bridge Park.

 

Take a girlfriend: Bike ride over the Brooklyn Bridge 

I think majority of my girl friends haven't even walked across the bridge. I think it’s something that has to be experienced if you live in NY! I’ve actually never road over on a bike, only walked, so I’m using this as an open invitation.

 


ON REPEAT:

Atlas bound - Landed on Mars
Nora en Pure - Come with Me
Petit Biscuit - Midnight Sky 
Bonjah - Go Go Chaos
Sekuoia - Something We Lost
Coucheron - Deep End
Chelou - The Quiet
Odesza - Sun Models
Oh Wonder - Dazzle
Bondax - Gold

QUOTES/WORDS YOU LIVE BY:

“We must do our work for its own sake. Not for fortune or attention or applause.” - Steven Pressfield

FOLLOW FRIDAY:

@ivakozeli and @rrellirell are a team that do photography and video production, Dorrell’s feed for its color and line and Iva's feed for bits of fashion, architecture and views from her travels. @jimmymarble, a photographer whose work I really enjoy. His set design is always excellent and very color driven. 

 

AMANDA IS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND STUDENT AND A PART OF BASIS NY. MEET AMANDA

INTERVIEW: SARAH KIM

PHOTOGRAPHY: Amanda ALBORANO OF BASIS NY