7-28-14 At Work

First a message from our sponsor:

Soho Photo Gallery: 15 White Street is having a pop-up gallery event with The B&H Event Space this Wednesday (7/30) and Thursday (7/31) from 1pm-6pm. It will show the work of 54 “event spacers” and I have one or two or three pieces in it. The exciting thing is that I won’t know how many until the show opens. Part of the pop-up vibe!  There is a party Thursday evening from 6-8 to celebrate the conclusion of this year-long event. I may not be there since I am booked for a shoot (the freelance life) but go down and celebrate for me – or with me if we break early.

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I am always impressed by the dedication and drive shown by so many young artists who still come to New York City, despite the insane cost of living here, the destruction of the classic “art neighborhoods” in favor of Hedge Fund Condos, and the sheer amount of noise and distraction that stomps their chance of being heard.  They still come and scramble and scrounge and work and work and practice and work to do their work. Last night we took Lynn Seville’s NY at Twilight class to Central Park. At around 9PM on a Sunday night, which is perhaps when the park is at its slowest, a young lady showed up and began to play. Her case was open, she was busking but very few people were going to walk by. She was also rehearsing in one of the truly beautiful spaces in NYC. It looks great and it sounds great. She was an excellent player.

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7-27-14 Travel Theme: Meeting Places

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is meeting places. I am currently TA for Lynn Saville’s New York at Twilight class (Check out her work here).

Two nights ago we went to a classic NYC meeting place:

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Washington Square Park, legendary Greenwich Village Meet up spot.

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Last night we went to a newer meeting spot:

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Some other meeting places:

http://eatlesssugaryouresweetenough.com/2014/07/25/yoga-martinis/

http://delsotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/travel-theme-meeting-places/

http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/empathy-of-joy-or-emergency/

http://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/travel-theme-meeting-places/

http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/07/25/cinque-terre-meeting-in-an-italian-paradise/

http://joanfrankham.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/meeting-places-travel-theme/

http://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/travel-theme-meeting-places-hampton-court-maze/

7-26-14: Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

The challenge is something you love. It doesn’t actually have to be anything to do with summer but, why not.  This is from Wellfleet, Massachusetts, a place I truly love.

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Other loves:

http://fakeormistake.net/2014/07/10/summer-levitation/

http://mittenedhands.com/2014/07/25/summer-joy/

http://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-lovin/

http://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-lovin/

http://justanothernatureenthusiast.org/2014/07/25/summer-lovin-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/summer-lovin/

http://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/a-yellow-rose/

http://notbikiniready.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/crock-pot-jambalaya/

http://sophiesophrosyne.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/monteriggioni/

http://kleesbutterfly.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/summer-lovin-the-deep-blue-sea/

 

The ices vendor setting up on East 110th Street

Robert S Johnson:

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THose were the days my friend?

Originally posted on Ephemeral New York:

The ices offered by this street vendor are probably not artisanal or organic. But I bet they hit the spot on a hot summer day.

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Photographer John Albok captured the cones and syrups of one man’s cart in East Harlem in 1938, a neighborhood of Italians at the time with a small but growing influx of Hispanics.

The link from the Museum of the City of New York describes them as piraguas—the Puerto Rican treat sold by many vendors today.

[Photo: MCNY Collections Portal]

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7-24-14 – Five Weeks (Who’s Counting)

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

 

I had the chance to go out and shoot Abigail and Lilah for the first time in almost a month today.  We went out to Riverside Park or at least the path outside it. I tried to get them to the river but no luck… We were all a little rusty and we all are a little distracted. We are coming up to the end of this project. In 35 days Lilah leaves for college. In 35 days we take Abigail to college.  I am not very happy with what I shot today but I do think I got a few interesting images. You will be the judge of that…

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7-23-14 Minds Are A Wonderful Thing

 

 

 

 

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The last thing you see at the Garry Winogrand retrospective at The Met where they don’t allow you to take pictures of the exhibition.