Tuesday, December 22, 2009

oops, I missed the train.

I got so fascinated by the sky.
The colors. The angles.
Oh well, I got on the next one.

Monday, December 21, 2009

New York life

Sorry for not posting the last week.
Been busy with unforeseen stuff.
As if that is an excuse.
Life is never foreseen. We just like to think it is.
It gives us some sort of feeling of normality.
And life in New York might be as surprising as life gets.
A few rather normal New York scenes.
A scalper outside Madison Square Garden.
Wild-postings. American Apparel seemingly getting a bit of celebrity treatment.
A snowed in cop car. And nobody seems to care to dig it out.
A street crossing, with a guy almost run over.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Roy Andersson

Roy Andersson, Gothenburgh, Sweden, to the left, giant classic Swedish film guru, and Patrik Andersson, super successful fashion and superstar photographer NY, and now also a successful rock video director. cinematographer, editor, etc. brought up in Gothenburgh, Sweden, as well as the author of this humble blog. For those of you who read www.resume.se, well,enjoy. The photograph was taken in NY at the MoMA a few months back. I'm sorry I do not know the name of the fan in the middle.
The rest of you could always spend some time searching for Roy Andersson (start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Andersson) and Patrik Andersson (http://patrikandersson.com/)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The world's ugliest sign?

New York. What a town.
Just take a look at the signs.
This one is clearly a contender
for the Grand Prix
in the category
outrageously lousy graphic design.
It's up there in the copywriting category as well.
And isn't there another
piece of beauty
sticking out from the wall behind it
saying "design center" or something?
This is going to be fun.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ewsstand in NY city

That's what it says: "EWSSTAND".
One of the S;es and the A have fallen off.
Or got stolen?
Anyway, the shapes of the letters are still there
shining brighter than the original letters.
However, there seem to be no trace of an N
I assume must have been the first letter once?
Welcome to ew york.

lights on

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hoboken Santa

New Jersey Rail isn't exactly one to give you presents.
Quite the other way.
Living in New Jersey has it's advantages,
It's closer to work in Manhattan
than for most in Brooklyn or Queens,
or Westchester,
not to mention Connecticut.
It's even closer than for many living on Manhattan.
Counting the time it takes to get from A to B.
The problem with NJT however is that trains all too often
tend to break down in the tunnel.
With delays of up to an hour or more as a result.
Before they manage to get the broken equipment
out of the way and replaced with something that works.
This almost always happen when you have a
really important time to meet.
Yesterday, aware of the problem,
I decided to take one earlier train that I would need to.
Hah! As if that would be "safe".
Arriving at Penn Station it was announced my train was cancelled
and so where all other trains.
With delays of more than hour estimated!
The alternative is to rush over to 6th avenue and catch
the Path trains to Hoboken.
And take another train from there.
Yeah, I know, I've written about this before.
So I did go to hoboken. just to miss a train
that would have taken me to where i needed to be in time.
Had to wait close to an hour for the next train.
Trains from Hoboken are not as frequent as from Penn.
The only god thing was that it gave me time to explore
the photo opportunities around the station.
So here's Lackawanna's own Santa.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Newer New York

Older New York

This shot was taken through a window at a
post production facility on the corner
of 5th Avenue and 29th street.
Not 1939.
But yesterday.
December 2, 2009.