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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
August 31, 2011

Beauty, Grand Central

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1/320th at F3.2, ISO 400 (35mm).

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
August 30, 2011

Cheeeeese, Grand Central

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1/250th at F4.0, ISO 400 (35mm) - Fuji X100.

 

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
August 29, 2011

Jerry Delakas, Astor Place Newsstand

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1/320th at F4.5, ISO 800 (35mm) - Fuji X100.

For those of you that don't know, the man on the left is Jerry Delakas.  Jerry, 62, has worked in the Astor Place newsstand for the last 24 years.

Recently, the city has been trying to evict Jerry because he is not the legal license holder for the stand.  The original owner of the stand, who first allowed Jerry to work there, passed along the stand to him when she died.  But since he is not technically the legal owner, the city is trying to take it away from him.  He has been granted a reprieve till November.

It will be a huge loss if Jerry is evicted.

 

 


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General
August 26, 2011

Hot Corner: Long Island City, Daily News Article

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Here's a look at the Daily News Article that was in the paper today.  You can take a look at a larger version here.

Here are some of the people that didn't make it into the paper:

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Rolo Ledesma, Comic Book Artist.

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'Mamma Gianna', Lifelong resident and owner of Manducatis Rustica.

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Geraldine Caliente, Fashion Designer.

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Elizabeth Hamaan, NGO Worker.

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Nicolas Reisini, Chef at Testaccio.

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Larry Finkelstein, Retired.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography
August 25, 2011

Gawking, Grand Central

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1/40th at F4.0, ISO 3200 (24mm).

If you're in the city tomorrow then pick up the Daily News.  I have an article on Long Island City coming out in the center of the paper.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
August 24, 2011

Or Not

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1/160th at F4.0, ISO 800 (105 mm).

 

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
August 23, 2011

Opinion, 42nd Street Subway

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1/250th at F2, ISO 1600 (35mm) - Fuji X100.

 

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
August 22, 2011

Shades of Red

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1/250th at F14, ISO 400 (35mm) - Fuji x100.

Like any art, doing street photography is about putting yourself out there.  I am always interested to see which of my work other people enjoy and respond to. 

Usually, my favorites are fairly similar to what other people like, but often there will be photos that I love that other people gloss over, or photos that were afterthoughts that other people love. 

It's why I am fond of the social media 'like' buttons and comments as it gives me insight into what other people think about my work.  Too often I am cooped up editing in front of my monitor without anyone else around.  I am always curious of other people's perspectives and how they view this stuff.

Anyway, this photo taken last week is one that I love.  Does it respond to you?  My explanation of why I like it is in the comments.

 


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General
August 19, 2011

Storm Over East Village

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A few photos from the crazy storm tonight.  Ran over to my neighbor's apartment.  Somehow I caught a lightning strike with the camera handheld.

 

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Vintage Photography, Vintage Photography, Central Park, Central Park
August 19, 2011

Vintage Friday - Old Central Park

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Boathouse, 1900-1909.

I love looking at old photographs of Central Park.  So much of it looks exactly the same and so much (including the outfits) looks completely different.

These are courtesy of the New York Public Library's Digital Archive.

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The Spa, Pre-1900.

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I love old maps!  1863.

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Did parents really allow their children to roll around in the park in these outfits?  1871.

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The Arsenal and Zoo. Undated.

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'Boys' Playground', 1904.

 


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