Archive for April, 2015

A sign of the times: guys utilized to put on hats like these. Effectively, perhaps not the ones on the correct

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

A few nice Eye Tattoos photos I discovered:

A sign of the occasions: guys employed to wear hats like these. Properly, maybe not the ones on the right
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on West 4th St. in Greenwich Village.

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This set of photos is based on a extremely simple idea: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing something, stroll each sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be much more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s much more than I’m prepared to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there is one far more small detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken far more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I don’t count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I’ll be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the modest subset of every single-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Initial, I will upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no thought when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears at it. Naturally, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will discover other, far more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to an individual from another part of the country, or one more portion of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about five years later, and becoming stunned by how much had changed. Tiny by small, shop by shop, day by day, items modify … and when you have been around as long as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks genuinely wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every-block images 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no thought what we’re calling this decade however). Or perhaps they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will ultimately decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another obvious instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I am absolutely not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did girls actually wear those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more example: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (amongst other factors, that makes it quite straightforward for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t support questioning no matter whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

If you have any ideas about locations that I must undoubtedly go to to get some good photos, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your little corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can e-mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Keep tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block …

Cool Lady Tattoos photos

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Verify out these Lady Tattoos pictures:

lady with the pearls
Woman Tattoos

Image by JenelleBoyce
© 2012 jenelle KW photography

Cool Lady Tattoos pictures

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Some cool Lady Tattoos pictures:

Alex
Woman Tattoos

Image by JCB aero
operating girl

Tattooed lady
Woman Tattoos

Image by ladycynamin
by Marcia Fry

Featured on my weblog: craftygeeks.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/artomatic-wow-factor…

Cool Lady Tattoos photos

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Verify out these Lady Tattoos images:

Miss Tattoo Victoria 2009
Woman Tattoos

Image by paulStarPics
The first round of the Miss Tattoo Australia held at The Colonial Hotel, Melbourne 2009

In the Tattoo Shop
Woman Tattoos

Image by garryknight
Seen in Leicester Square, London.

Nice Enjoy Tattoos photographs

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Some cool Love Tattoos images:

pinup
Love Tattoos

Image by Mez Enjoy

Cool Adore Tattoos images

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

A couple of nice Adore Tattoos images I found:

12/22/2007: Symbols
Love Tattoos

Image by armchairdj
Following even a lot more touch up, this is how my when-terrible-seeking correct forarm looks. I adore it!

Girl 2

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Some cool Woman Tattoos pictures:

Girl 2
Woman Tattoos

Image by Carlos Morais da Silva

Modenschau (17) – 27Nov10, Paris (France)
Woman Tattoos

Image by °]°
[Taken in Paris (France) – 27Nov10]

See all the photos of this event, chronologically put, in this set : 27Nov10 – Modenschau [Event]
See all the random portraits in this set : Portraits [Random]
See all the physique art images in this set : [Physique Art]

A sign of the instances: countdown clocks at the targeted traffic interfactions

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Check out these Music Tattoos images:

A sign of the times: countdown clocks at the targeted traffic interfactions
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the corner of Amsterdam and 96th Street.

These countdown clocks have been appearing at targeted traffic intersections all over Manhattan in the course of the last year or two. It’s a straightforward notion, and for all I know, it might turn out that each and every other massive city in the globe has had them for years and years … But in any case, it has been a major improvement for pedestrians trying to scurry across the street just before being knocked more than by oncoming traffic …

Note: this photo was published in an Aug 14, 2014 weblog titled &quot20 choses que les Américains font mieux que les Français.&quot

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This set of images is based on a quite basic notion: walk each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing something, stroll each sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be much more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is one much more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC where I traditionally take photographs. So I do not expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to choose the tiny subset of each and every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no notion when or where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who appears at it. Certainly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will uncover other, far more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to someone from another element of the nation, or an additional element of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually searching at the photos about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, store by store, day by day, issues modify … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even a lot more amazing to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be searching at these every single-block photographs five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I am going to be doing my very best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they had been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no thought what we’re calling this decade but). Or perhaps they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll in the end choose that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/types are one more apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even though I am definitely not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did women truly wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that every person has one particular, which surely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (amongst other things, that makes it extremely simple for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t help wondering no matter whether this sort of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 last thing: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every single day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it each and every day, and the most current part of my every-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it every single day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s every-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about places that I must undoubtedly check out to get some excellent images, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your small corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Remain tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block …

A sign of the instances: even moving trucks have QR codes now
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 80th Street amongst West End Avenue and Broadway.

When I initial saw this scene, I was puzzled: was that in fact a QR code on the left side of the truck?

Indeed it was! I walked more than to the truck, began up the QR reader app on my iPhone, and pointed it at the display on the truck … and lo and behold, it immediately took me to the very same site you see displayed in the middle of the truck’s side: www.ozmoving.com

I do not know why the moving company thought it was so crucial to use a QR code, but there it is …

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Aug 22, 2013.

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This set of photographs is based on a very easy idea: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To stay away from missing something, walk both sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be a lot more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, a lot more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there’s one particular far more little detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken far more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I never expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to select the little subset of every single-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no thought when or where that photo was taken, but it really is truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will discover other, a lot more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to a person from an additional element of the nation, or an additional portion of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photographs exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, shops, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the photos about 5 years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Small by small, retailer by shop, day by day, items modify … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it really is even more amazing to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did individuals truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these every single-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, also), I’m going to be undertaking my greatest to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no concept what we’re calling this decade yet). Or perhaps they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are yet another clear instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I am undoubtedly not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly wear shirts like that? Did ladies truly put on these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has one, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious attention riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (among other issues, that tends to make it quite easy for me to photograph them without their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot assist wondering whether or not this kind of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular final thing: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every single day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most current component of my each and every-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s every single-block progress by means of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about places that I must definitely pay a visit to to get some excellent photos, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your small corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Remain tuned as the photo-stroll continues, block by block …

Cool Music Tattoos photos

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Verify out these Music Tattoos images:

Two guys on the street…
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was taken close to the corner of 5th Avenue and 42ndStreet, on a dark gloomy day in late January 2014.

Sigh … one more loser indeed, this one didn’t survive previous the 3-star edit of the large batch of photos I took on this day.

I am almost certainly like a lot of photographers, in the sense that I see potentially interesting scenes out of the corner of my eye, and merely fire off a bunch of shots during the brief second or two that the scene is &quotavailable&quot. (In this case, both guys passed by me a second or two right after this photo was taken.)

I’m not truly positive what was registering in my thoughts when I decided to take the shot, but I think it was the impression that possibly it was a father and son walking along the street with each other. Except they really weren’t &quottogether&quot, as soon as I got a slightly greater glimpse of them. It is not that I expected them to be holding hands, or walking arm in arm … but they would have been somewhat closer together. Even in New York, where individuals basically never like to be anyplace near yet another human getting.

I might have been attracted by the almost-unconscious awareness that the old man had a cane, possibly thinking that it would make him somewhat more &quotinteresting&quot from a photographic viewpoint.

Certainly, I might well have been pondering a thousand other random thoughts … and given that I deliberately avoid even searching at my images until a month after they had been taken, I truly have no idea whatsoever about what may possibly have been going by means of my mind.

When I created the first pass by means of the a number of hundred photographs that I had taken on that cold January afternoon, a bunch of them disappeared because they have been technically unsalvageable — e.g., blurred beyond recognition. This photo survived that very first round of eliminations, and even created it past the 2nd round of eliminations, after which I really take a closer look to see what is going on …

… and at that point, I decided that this photo was merely … properly, for lack of a far better word: boring. That does not imply the two men and women are boring (who knows — they may possibly be). It just signifies that the photo was boring, in the sense that it does not say anything, or communicate something, actually special or interesting or unusual.

So here it sits, in the &quotloser&quot set on Flickr. C’est la vie.

Note: uh oh. Less than a minute soon after I uploaded the photo as a &quotfriends and household&quot-restricted photo, one particular of my Flickr pals selected it as a &quotfavorite.&quot Argh. Okay, so now it has the dubious honor of getting changed into a &quotpublic&quot photo. Nicely, I do not think the photo deserves such a compliment, but I will take it. I am just a sucker for flattery … :)

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This set of photos is primarily based on a quite straightforward concept: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To stay away from missing something, stroll both sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is much more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s 1 much more small detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly concentrate on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take images. So I don’t anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I’ll be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the modest subset of each-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no notion when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it’s truly a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who appears at it. Certainly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll discover other, much more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to an individual from an additional element of the nation, or another part of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually looking at the images about five years later, and being stunned by how considerably had changed. Little by small, shop by retailer, day by day, items modify … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it really is even more wonderful to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did individuals truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every single-block pictures 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I’m going to be carrying out my ideal to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no concept what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will in the end decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are an additional apparent example of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I’m undoubtedly not a fashion professional, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly wear shirts like that? Did women genuinely wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has one particular, which definitely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may well be going on (amongst other items, that makes it extremely effortless for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t support asking yourself regardless of whether this sort of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one last factor: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every single day, and the most current portion of my every-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it each and every day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

URL link to Ed’s each and every-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I ought to undoubtedly visit to get some good pictures, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your small corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Stay tuned as the photo-stroll continues, block by block …


Music Tattoos

Image by Abby Gillardi
Ben Nichols, of Lucero, playing at the Open Highway Festival at Off Broadway on August 11, 2012.

Good Enjoy Tattoos photos

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

A handful of good Really like Tattoos pictures I discovered:

the Black Rock Fist of Doom
Love Tattoos

Image by Reeding
I adore this rock

www.heathrave.com

Find My Tattoo
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