Party Photos: A Photographer’s Journey – Jimmy Cohrssen at Le Meredien Philadelphia

Wednesday night Le Méridien and AirFrance

and AirFrance hosted a photo shoot by photographer Jimmy Cohrssen at the Le Méridien Philadelphia.

 Cohrssen was commissioned by the Le Méridien 
to shoot the surrounding areas around the many fabulous sites around at their hotels around the world.

France and Le Méridien, which was founded by the iconic French airline
40 years ago, populated their online gallery with Cohrssen’s
photography weekly around the themes of Style, Voyage and Art de Vivre.
Fans of both brands are encouraged to ‘like’ their favorite images and
engage with the galleries through a custom Facebook application. The top
thirty photos then went on a worldwide exhibit in the final exhibition.The number one photo, the turtles pictured here.

Jami Kirk, photographer Jimmy Cohrssen and Evan Evans


“Words can’t really capture the awe, inspiration, aromas, tastes and
smooth cotton sheets of the whole experience,” said Jimmy Corhssen “I
had one month and ten flights to show the world how dazzling these two
giants of luxury travel are, and I’m hoping that through this unique
exhibition, I’m able to offer fans a glimpse into this
once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Annie Heckenberger, Cortney Boothman and Susan Baraczek

“Travel is all about the experience and personal discoveries along the
way,” added Patrick Roux, Senior Vice President, Air France and KLM for
the Americas. “By tapping into an artistic talent like Jimmy, who can
showcase the details of our brands, we can inspire the curious, creative
minds and invite them to embark upon their own personal journey around
the world, where Le Méridien and Air France are their guides.” 

 Did you know the Le Méridien Philadelphia used to be the YMCA, then it was the District Attorney’s Office. This courtyard on the 5th floor, now has a skylight for a roof, but before 1912, it was an open air roof with a westward view of the sunset. After the Titantic sank, the architect, Horace Trumbauer, enclosed the west wing to add the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial in memory of the 26 year old, son of George and Eleanor Widener of Elkins Park, PA, who perished on the ship. When the Le Meridien took over the space, they added the white elevator pavilions on the right to mimic the deck of the Titanic. Pretty fascinating I think.

I wonder what she’s thinking of this shot from Thailand. It’s of a cottage that is situated over the water. I’ve always wanted to go there myself. 

Check out the exhibit until Sunday April 14, then it moves onto Atlanta Georgia.
(Thanks to Le Méridien for tapping me to shoot this event. Congrats to Evan Evans on his upcoming wedding.)