They are changing the numbers of all the buildings in a complex we frequent. It is confusing. Perhaps the multi-colored chalk scribbles on the sidewalk are a clue to the new-building numberers about which numbers go to which buildings.
I remember tripping on pavement squares that have been raised by tree roots expanding underneath them. Some time later the offending edges were spray painted bright red; shortly thereafter the edges were ground smooth with each other. No more tripping hazard. Below is an intersection between several sidewalk sections. Something about the arrangement must have […]
I took my home made camera obscura to the street. The street became the focal plane.
Is it coincidental that this curb was located just outside a paint store? I was on break from my job, looking for interesting ‘found art’. I wonder if a paint store employee was on break once upon a time, and took orange and yellow and painted them at the edge of the sidewalk. Did this […]
My grandson has an obsession: Big Ben. His waking hours are devoted to drawing and building models of Big Ben, tinkering with clocks, drawing clock faces and dreaming about visiting the real Big Ben in England. Here is one of William’s chalk Big Bens:
I took this photo on Coney Island in the winter. It has an off-season look to it. It’s a bit like graffiti, but not quite. I don’t know how to classify it.
Today’s watercolor experiment: There are at least two layers of interest in my vertically-formated photographs, especially my street snapshots. On many occasions I have taken a series of shots of the same subject in horizontal and vertical orientations to get a better sense of the scene. David Hockney had an issue with the lack of […]
Today’s watercolor experiment: As unbelievable as it seems, sometimes my photographs are sub par. I know! Hard to believe. However even though the reference photograph for today’s watercolor is a bit hard to read, it inspired an interesting watercolor. I reversed the order of my images in today’s post, beginning with the reference photograph. It is a […]
Today’s watercolor experiment: I took the photo on which I based today’s watercolor one morning in autumn of 1991. I love oblique lighting, the kind that side-lights a brick wall, casting long shadows of each imperfection. The light was just right on that September morning. When I proudly showed my photo to friends, I told them I would […]
This photograph is from my archives. I took it in March of 1989 in Lower Manhattan. I don’t remember exactly where, but it is probably on the Lower East Side. To the best of my recollection, I took this picture on The Bowery. I like the ‘No Parking’ sign tilted at the same angle as […]