Thursday, October 29, 2009

a walk in the park


Madison Square Park that is.
Two nights ago.
Walking from West Village
to Madison Avenue and 29th street.
I prefer summer as a person.
But as a photographer the seasons
with naked trees are
far more interesting.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

doorman new york


sometimes i've been thinking
of doing a doorman portrait series.
Here's one i took the other day, just waling by.
It's something in his face expression...

Monday, October 26, 2009

monday morning


Just an ordinary one.
So here's an ordinary shot from
my ordinary commute.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A mad man



An ad man, that is.
But more importantly, a true genius.
He just happens to be in advertising.
So was Kurt Vonnegut once.
All true geniuses have funny hair.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

do you bicycle?


More and more people bicycle in New York.
However, some find it a bit inconvenient and prefer
to take a chair.

Monday, October 19, 2009

an american dream


A peak around the corner from the office
where they take fingerprints in preparation
for American citizenship.
I wonder if some people may think twice?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

time travel


The New York Metro.
This scene strucks me as
being from two different times in one.

Friday, October 16, 2009

$23B bonus


They've worked hard for it.
Earned it.
It's been a tough year.
$23 Billion is just fair.
Isn't it.
And that's just Goldman Sachs.

New York is cutting $5B from its budget.
MTA, schools, health care etc. will have to
make cuts to make sure NY doesn't collapse.
More people will have to be laid off.
Times are tough.
Families will go broke.
And broken.
Lives will be made miserable.
But hey.
We live in a free economy.
We can all be rich.

$23B plus for handful?
$5B minus for the millions?

you do the math.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

in a mode for landscapes


I live in a pretty town with many big trees.
30 minutes from Manhattan.
Many trees but no vistas.
House next to house,
streets, and shops and diners and a cinema.
Train station.
A pretty park.
Look across the park.
Busy roads on each side of it.
No real horizon.
Trees. Lots of trees. Behind.
Between all the houses.
The train to NY.
Derelict industrial buildings along the track.
Newark. 15 % unemployment outside the window.
Swamps where the real Sopranoes dump their competitors.
According to rumors.
New York City.
Buildings, buildings, asphalt, concrete, brick.
Cars, trucks, more cars, more trucks.
Red light, green light, jaywalking.
Can't wait, Hurry.
Hurry even if not in a hurry.
Sirens. Look left, look right, don't look up.
Don't look.
Sweet,
the memory of a weekend
with a view.

the zoo?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

fall


Fall is taking over.
The last of the summer
fighting in vain to survive.
Winter soon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

a day at the storm king


Art museum in the open.
No risk that anyone would walk away with the art though.
Gigantic sculptures by Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein,
just to mention two household names.
Last time I was there the trees were naked, the grass brown,
the sky gray, the air a little hazy.
My camera battery gave up before I started.
I had no reserve battery with me.
I regret that. I got no pictures taken.
The art seemed much more mysterious then
compared to last weekend when the sky was blue and the clouds puffy and white.
Almost rendering the art as over-sized toys strewn about the landscape.
But the camera battery was charged and ready.
The red thing in the center is art.
Click to enlarge.
http://www.stormking.org/

Saturday, October 10, 2009

the last tan


the park on the pier,
across west side highway,
opposite christopher street.