Stone Treads

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 […]

Curb with Swatches

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 […]

The Meadows’ Dog Graffiti

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 […]

St. Mark’s Graffiti

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 […]

Mystery Street Graffiti

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 […]

Bargain Spot Graffiti

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 […]