After we left Coney on Saturday we headed to Brighton Beach and had a great dinner at a Russian Restaurant (I showed a picture of it the other day). I used our time there to do some twilight shooting of the Elevated.
I believe I mentioned last week that I am the teaching assistant for a series of Boro Walks being done at ICP. Saturday was the second walk. Andrew Lichtenstein, a wonderful documentary photographer led this walk. You can see his work here.
The walk was through Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Lots of great photo opportunities there but this post is about dance! Every Saturday (and Sunday I believe) there is a dance party on the Boardwalk. Here are just a few of the dancers.
and just for fun, here is a picture of Andrew leading a discussion on the subway ride out…
Below are links to a few of the many other views of dance. Check them out.
Ailsa’s theme this week is contrast.
“I call to the airplanes,” cried the bridge. “I flash to the ships of the air. But you are still master of the river. Quick, let your light shine again. Each to his own place, little brother!”
“The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Grey Bridge” by Hildegarde Swift
“When the prophet, a complacent fat man,
Arrived at the mountain-top
He cried: “Woe to my knowledge!
I intended to see good white lands
And bad black lands—
But the scene is grey.”
I remember taking a bath
and wondering why Coney Island
was so mean in the winter,
and how long it would take
to walk there in the Spring’
And I’ve seen you at the corners and cafes it seems
Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme
So, what do you think? Did I fulfill the assignment?
As always a few other views of the subject:
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air;
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
As always: here are a few other points of view.
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“There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.”
These are shadows you can find around the city of New York.
Side question. Any one else getting spam bombed today? Akismet has caught 38 but 14 have gotten through so far
I am not sure that I have ever posted pictures I did not take before but dangerous times call for dangerous measures…Thank you for all the messages of concern. We are fine because we live in Morningside Heights but as you can see much of the rest of the city is flooding. I have no pictures from Battery Park but the Harbor and the Hudson are cresting at 14 feet which is 9 feet above normal…
“These fragments I have shored against my ruins”
I have been doing a lot of work inside Lightroom over the last few days and have not been able to get outside very much.
So I thought I would travel back to summer…
B&H in association with ICP offered a Coney Island walk led by Harvey Stein (you may remember I took a class called Photographing People from him this summer). Harvey has been shooting at Coney for a gazillion years (42 actually) and has two books published on the subject, so he knows the area pretty well. What better way to spend 10-11-12?
It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the 50? 60? of us jumped right in to shooting. We all went our own ways of course. This was my journey.
I am taking a five-day intensive class (10-5 daily) called “Photographing People.” Harvey Stein is the teacher. Harvey has been a professional photographer since 1979 and is probably best known for his work at Coney Island. Coney Island 40 Years was published last year. His first book on Coney Island was published in 1998.
Today’s afternoon assignment was to go to Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center and ask people we found interesting if we could take their pictures. We are to bring in our five “best” to show tomorrow. These are the top 5 that didn’t make the cut…
7/23/11 The Norwegian Jewel passes Pier 54