Travel Style: Jimmy Cohrssen

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Jimmy Cohrssen

Name: Jimmy Cohrssen

Occupation: Photographer

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


Twitter:  @JimmyCohrssen



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 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

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<>, 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

Johnny Jet

About the Author

Johnny Jet
I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

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