Stylist Melanie, From Amsterdam To NYC

  When you visit a city or country that you would like to live and work, how do you make the leap from tourist visa to resident? Short answer, have brunch at Balthazar.  Melanie arrived in NYC with a 3 week visa hoping that it could be longer. During her 1st week in NYC while having coffee at Balthazar, she got a random invite to a BBQ. She told her American friend  “I don’t know anyone in the City so I’m just going to go.” Well, following her intuition lead to her first job and 4 years in NYC working for editors from  Vogue, Elle, Glamour, etc.

Published by MY SMALL STORY

Over the past 15 years I have traveled, filmed and and acquired a library of over 6,000 hours. From the recording studio in NYC to South African Safari's, I have filmed my conversations and watched my library grow. On April 26, 2010, I launched in NYC as a way to share insight. My Small Story contextualizes life through a collection of unscripted filmed conversations with small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and everyday people filmed, edited & shared weekly by LaRon Batchelor – a videographer/ethnographer with 15 years experience filming conversations in 4 continents.

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