Grand Central Station, New York City

Jessica Peterson

Shooting at Grand Central Station is a no-brainer. It’s both a fully functional transportation hub and an architectural masterpiece. Shout-out to my friend Mandy, who made me look good despite not being a professional photographer. I feel very “Sherlock” in this trench, which is always a good thing. So glad Benedict Cumberbatch and Co. are back on PBS with Season 3. It’s all the wit, arrogance, and genius of Sherlock Holmes without the gratuitous violence of “Elementary” (love Jonny Lee Miller; hate the gore).

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Jacket: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx

Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters

Bag: Calvin Klein (similar)

Scarf: H&M (similar)

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • You look great! I love the vintage look 🙂
    I’ve been to Grand Central some 10 years ago (dear god I’m getting old haha) and was so impressed! It was the first time I ever left my small city in Québec and I felt like I was in a movie. Thanks for bringing back those teenage memories!

  • The best thing about Grand Central is the ceiling. I thought I had gone to heaven when I looked up at that brilliant blue and constellations. Guess that’s why it’s featured in so many movies.

  • Sonja Thomson

    I love the ceiling in Grand Central! It’s so amazing there. Love the first photo in this. I just bought a similar coat actually!!

  • Archana Singh

    WOW! The pictures are stunning and you look really good too. I loved the lighting and the mood. I am visiting New York soon and would definitely like to shoot the central station like this.

  • Tracy McConnachie Collins

    I love Grand Central and these photographs are stunning! Love the outfits – you look stunning too! Next time I am there I may be a bit more adventurous with my photography as some amazing shots – and I love the punk rocker pic!!

  • Jean Bean

    Love the trench coat. So very Sherlock let’s solve a mystery kind of kit. These photos of Grand Central Station are just beautiful. Your friend did a great job capturing both you and the beauty of the building.

  • Riely Mills

    You are channeling Sherlock. These are great shots and at a fantastic location setting the tone for your mysterious shoot. One day I’ll make it to Grand Central station and see it in its’ glory.

  • Marissa Abao

    I like Benedict Cumberbatch. He is the best actor as Sherlock Holmes. You look good in your trench coat. You could be Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick.

  • MelBTravel

    I have not seen Central Station in that way before, your pictures are just lovely and you look lovely too in your channeling your inner Sherlock 🙂 I love the couple getting their wedding pictures done.

  • C.J. Haughey

    Great photos. I’ve never been to Grand Central station but the chance of seeing a character like that old punk rocker/British oompa-loompa seems like reason enough to visit!