Thursday, July 31, 2014

New York City Street Photos - 9/6/2012

I am still catching up.

I used to work in and wander through the lower Midtown / Murray Hill neighborhoods of Manhattan, and when I did, I went out for walks. Some of the people in these pictures I got to know a little simply because we saw each other so often. Most were and remained strangers, though the reality is, I was the stranger one and probably still am.

The squirrel, one of many that act with an astounding degree of entitlement around people in Madison Square Park, is eating pizza. Truly a street animal eating street food.

The folks sitting in the grandstand in the park are watching a telecast of the US Open tennis match from Flushing.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NYC Street Photos - Sep. 5, 2012 (fixed)

More catching up with photos I haven't had a chance to show-off.

These were taken within a few seconds of each other on a Madison Ave. corner. I surprised myself - I got most of the people just right. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I like the way they stood out as individuals but work as an ensemble, too.

I don't think there's a story in these, but I do think they are illustrative of something even though I don't know what that something is. Maybe a viewer has an idea and will let me know.

2012 was a good year for my #streetphotography. Much more to come.

The last one was across the street.
Gotta love the street of New York.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Larissa Shmailo - #specialcharacters: reading to celebrate it's release

May 11, 2014 at the Bowery Poetry Club, or whatever Bob Holman's calling it now (Bowery Arts + Science). Friends and fans of Larissa Shmailo got together to hear Amy King, Steve Dalachinsky accompanied by bassist Albey Bagochian, Marc Vincenz, Ron Kolm and of course, Larissa, read from her new book #specialcharacters (Unlikely Stories, 2014) as well as some of their own stuff. Jonathan Penton was up from Louisiana to host the event.

It was great!

Larissa, if you don't know, is a fierce hearted poet whose words rip and shred at you like an angry tiger - but when you listen to what she is saying, they awaken your heart and your mind to the potential for grace. Beautiful stuff is all I can say. Read her if you dare.

By the way, I know I'm late getting this done but if you know me, you know how things have been in my life. I'm okay, life's just plain NUTS.

BTW, this is my 201st blog post. Who knew it would go this long?


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