Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers on useful resources, favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.
Hometown: I feel like I could get away with saying an airport, but I was born and raised in the DC area
Residence: Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo
Short Bio: For more than 25 years, leading designers and architects worldwide have relied on Jimmy Cohrssen to vividly portray the essence of their interiors and buildings in images that have been reproduced in numerous publications. He is expert in all types of camera work including 35mm and medium format digital, 35mm, medium format and 4×5 film cameras. He is recognized for his lighting skills and the highest level of mastery of commercial, studio and architectural photography.
Most recently, he was tapped by Le Meridien and Air France to create A Photographer’s Journey: A discovery of details from takeoff to turndown, a photography exhibition that was curated online and exclusively by Facebook fans of the two brands. The interactive exhibition is available at www.aphotographersjourney.com with never-before-seen photographs of Cohrssen’s journey through culturally rich cities and resort destinations such as Istanbul, Shanghai, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Paris. The top thirty photos, which were divided into themes of around the themes of Style, Voyage and Art de Vivre, will come to life in a final exhibition and displayed in Air France lounges as well as Le Meridien hotels. Check back on December 12 to see the final photos at www.aphotographersjourney.com.
He was honored as one of the world’s top architectural photographers by Metropolis Magazine and his architectural images have enabled clients to win prestigious awards. He attended the film school of the State University of New York, Purchase, N.Y. and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and speaks English, French and Japanese.
How often do you fly: If I’m lucky, every week.
How many countries have you been to: I would say between 50-75.
How many continents have you been to: Four.
Favorite American city: New York
Favorite international city: That would be a matchup between Tokyo vs Paris.
Least favorite country: Can I say Texas? If so, Texas.
Favorite World Heritage Site: The Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang City, Henan Province.
Favorite airline: Air France
Favorite aircraft type: A380
Aisle or window: Window
Favorite airport lounge: Paris La Premiere Air France
Favorite U.S. airport: TWA New York by Eero Saarinen
Favorite international airport: Changi Singapore
Favorite fancy restaurant: Anything by Alain Ducasse
Favorite hole in the wall: Le Grain du Riz Paris
Favorite fruit: Smoothie
Favorite food: Japanese
Least favorite food: Taco bell
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Iced Tea
Favorite travel movie(s): Sleeper
Favorite travel show(s): Antiques Road Show
Favorite travel book(s): Anything by Terry Pratchett
Right now I am reading: Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Favorite travel newsletters/magazines: Conde Nast Traveler
Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com<http://JohnnyJet.com>, of course!: seatguru
Five things you bring on a plane: Book, slippers, Japanese cough drops, pen, passport
What do you always seem to forget: To answer a few emails
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Orange Vert by Hermes
Favorite travel iPhone app(s): eki-chan
Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Showing up in San Diego instead of San Jose for a shoot.
What’s your dream destination: Anywhere I haven’t been yet…
Favorite travel charity: Doctors without Borders
Best travel tip: Pack lightly and carry many pages in your passport