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Cool Music Tattoos images

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Some cool Music Tattoos photos:

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Music Tattoos

Image by Carlos Morais da Silva

New Yorkers wear black. So I guess this woman is not from New York …

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

A few nice Eye Tattoos pictures I located:

New Yorkers put on black. So I guess this woman is not from New York …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken near the intersection of Morton and Bedford, in Greenwich Village.

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This set of photos is based on a very simple idea: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To keep 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s far more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s one much more tiny detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC 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’ll be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to choose the small subset of every single-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no idea when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it’s actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I’ll take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks 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, much more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to somebody from one more portion of the country, or an additional element of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some images where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about five years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Small by tiny, shop by retailer, day by day, factors change … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more incredible to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did individuals genuinely put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be hunting at these each-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I am going to be performing 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 however). Or possibly they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll eventually determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are one more clear example of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I am certainly not a fashion expert, I suspected that I will be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did girls actually wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has 1, which certainly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious interest riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (amongst other issues, that tends to make it extremely simple for me to photograph them with out their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot assist wondering regardless of whether this sort of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular final factor: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise details of every single day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most recent element 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 every-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I should certainly visit to get some great pictures, 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 email me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

New Yorkers do all sorts of silly issues, like carrying balloons across the street …

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Check out these Eye Tattoos images:

New Yorkers do all kinds of silly factors, like carrying balloons across the street …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the corner of Perry and the West Side Highway

***************

This set of photos is based on a very easy idea: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of missing anything, walk each sides of the street.

That is 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’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there’s one far more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I don’t count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to select the modest subset of every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I will upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no concept when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it is genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will find other, much 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’s not recognizable to someone from one more component of the nation, or an additional element of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no concept 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 numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by little, store by shop, day by day, factors modify … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it is even more amazing to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did people really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I am going to be doing my very best 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 however). Or possibly they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I will in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are yet another obvious instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I’m certainly not a style professional, I suspected that I will be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did ladies actually wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that every person has 1, which undoubtedly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other things, that makes it very easy for me to photograph them without their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not aid asking yourself whether this kind of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular final factor: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of every single day’s photo-walk. I’ll 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 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 ideas about areas that I must undoubtedly go to to get some great photographs, 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

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

A sign of the times: after we had no smartphones. And we had no green sunglasses. And we had no red sneakers. Life was quite dull …

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Some cool Eye Tattoos pictures:

A sign of the instances: after we had no smartphones. And we had no green sunglasses. And we had no red sneakers. Life was fairly dull …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Christopher Street, in between Gay and Greenwich, in Greenwich Village

***************

This set of photos is primarily based on a quite simple concept: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s much more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is a single a lot more modest detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually 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 one more many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I will be able to make an objective choice of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the small subset of each and every-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no idea when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Naturally, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll uncover other, a lot 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’s not recognizable to an individual from yet another portion of the nation, or one more component of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photos where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, shops, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually searching at the photographs about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Little by little, store by store, day by day, issues change … and when you have been around as long as I have, it is even a lot more incredible to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did individuals really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these each and every-block photos five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I’m going to be carrying out my 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 idea what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll in the end decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another apparent example of a time-certain phenomenon and even though I’m undoubtedly not a fashion expert, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did women truly put on 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 instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious focus riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other things, that makes it very straightforward for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot help wondering whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single final point: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it every single day, and the most current part of my every single-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 exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each and every-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about areas that I need to undoubtedly check out to get some good pictures, 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 …

A sign of the instances: as soon as there was a hotel here …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on West Street, in between Christopher and Barrow in Greenwich Village

***************

This set of pictures is based on a quite basic notion: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To keep away from missing something, walk each sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is a lot more than I’m 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, in fact, there’s one far more tiny detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, 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 different spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to select the tiny subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. First, I’ll upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no thought when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it’s genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who looks at it. Naturally, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll locate other, far more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll 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 an additional portion of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may well 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 around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about five years later, and being stunned by how a lot had changed. Little by little, retailer by retailer, day by day, factors modify … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it is even a lot more incredible to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did individuals truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these each and every-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I am going to be doing my 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 idea what we’re calling this decade yet). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll in the end decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are yet another apparent example of a time-certain phenomenon and even even though I’m definitely not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly wear shirts like that? Did women actually wear these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has one particular, which undoubtedly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other items, that makes it extremely effortless 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 not aid asking yourself no matter whether this type of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one final thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it every day, and the most current part of my every single-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 day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

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

If you have any recommendations about places that I need to certainly go to to get some very 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 directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

New Yorkers behave strangely in parking lots exactly where they ought not to be
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the intersection of Washington and Bank Streets in Greenwich Village.

***************

This set of pictures is based on a extremely basic concept: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing anything, stroll each sides of the street.

That is 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 more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s one far more small detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually concentrate on the 1st 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 different spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to choose the tiny subset of each-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no notion when or where that photo was taken, but it’s genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes time. I am hoping that I’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who looks at it. Obviously, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll locate other, a lot 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 an additional element of the nation, or an additional element of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the photos about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how significantly had changed. Small by tiny, retailer by shop, day by day, things adjust … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it really is even far more amazing to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did people genuinely put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be searching at these each and every-block photos five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be undertaking my ideal 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 concept what we’re calling this decade however). Or maybe they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will in the end determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are one more clear instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even even though I’m certainly not a fashion expert, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did ladies actually put on those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has a single, which undoubtedly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (amongst other items, that makes it really straightforward for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can’t help wondering whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single final thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each day, and the most recent component 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 where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any suggestions about areas that I ought to absolutely 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 e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

New York males discover it impossible to understand women’s fashion designs these days …

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Some cool Lady Tattoos pictures:

New York guys uncover it not possible to realize women’s style types these days …
Woman Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 7th Ave &amp West 10th St

***************

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

That is all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be a lot more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I’m prepared 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 1 a lot more little detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken much more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I do not anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to select the little subset of every single-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no concept when or where that photo was taken, but it is actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Clearly, particular 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’ll be able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to somebody from another portion of the nation, or yet another portion of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some pictures where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, shops, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how a lot had changed. Small by little, retailer by shop, day by day, things alter … and when you have been around as extended as I have, it’s even far more amazing to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every single-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I am going to be undertaking my 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 idea 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.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll eventually decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are an additional clear example of a time-certain phenomenon and even even though I’m undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be in a position to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did ladies genuinely 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 instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has 1, which surely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (among other items, that makes it extremely effortless 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 cannot support wondering whether or not this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each and every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each day, and the most recent part of my each-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 link

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

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to absolutely go to to get some good pictures, 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

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

Guests to New York typically like to believe of themselves as Rockettes …

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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Guests to New York often like to consider of themselves as Rockettes …
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 50th Street, as I was trudging westward along 50th Street, heading towards Eighth Avenue …

You are going to see scenes like this all through the vacation season in New York — rarely (if ever) involving locals, but almost often involving people going to from out of town. Radio City Music Hall is literally across the street from exactly where these females were posing — and for all I know, they had just completed watching some holiday functionality by the Rockettes.

Or possibly they had just finished trying out for a role in the troupe. In any case, they were in a excellent mood …

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Jan 1, 2014.

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This set of pictures is based on a quite simple notion: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To stay away from missing anything, 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s one particular far more little detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken far more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take images. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I’ll be in a position to make an objective selection of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to select the small subset of each-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no concept when or where that photo was taken, but it’s truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who looks at it. Obviously, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll find other, far 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 someone from yet another part of the country, or yet another part of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, retailers, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually looking at the photos about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by little, retailer by store, day by day, issues adjust … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it really is even much more amazing to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did men and women truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these each-block photos five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I am 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 idea what we’re calling this decade however). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll eventually choose that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are yet another clear instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even though I’m undoubtedly not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be capable to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did ladies truly wear these weird skirts that are short in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has one particular, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious focus riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (amongst other items, that tends to make it quite straightforward for me to photograph them without 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 not aid questioning whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they are 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 information of each and every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every day, and the most current portion 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 single day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any ideas about areas that I need to definitely check out to get some excellent photographs, 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-stroll continues, block by block …

Cool Eye Tattoos images

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Verify out these Eye Tattoos photos:

A sign of the instances: only a couple of individuals spend attention to monuments like this, to these who perished in “a war that in no way ends”
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on Riverside Drive and 100th Street. It speaks for itself…

For a lot more information about this Fireman’s Memorial, erected in 1913, see this link:

www.nycgovparks.org/parks/riversidepark/monuments/482

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a very simple idea: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing something, stroll both sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

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

Oh, really, there is a single far more small detail: leave the photos 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 much more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the tiny subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no concept when or where that photo was taken, but it really is really a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who looks at it. Obviously, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll uncover other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to a person from yet another element of the nation, or one more component of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some photographs where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, retailers, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually looking at the images about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Little by tiny, retailer by retailer, day by day, issues change … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it really is even a lot more incredible to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did men and women really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every single-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, also), I am going to be performing 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 idea what we’re calling this decade but). Or maybe they’ll 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-distinct image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are an additional obvious instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even although I’m certainly not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did women actually wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional example: I am fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has a single, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it quite simple for me to photograph them with out their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not aid questioning whether or not this kind of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one final factor: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most current element 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 day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I ought to definitely check out to get some good 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 e mail me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Tourists and guests to New York occasionally put on quite strange clothes

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Check out these Eye Tattoos photos:

Vacationers and guests to New York occasionally wear very strange clothes
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
Alas, I did not take any notes to aid remember exactly where on earth I took this photo in Greenwich Village …

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a extremely straightforward idea: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To avoid missing anything, stroll each 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’s more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there is a single far more modest detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photographs. So I don’t anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the modest subset of each-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no concept when or where that photo was taken, but it’s genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third requires time. I’m hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who appears at it. Obviously, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will find other, much 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’s not recognizable to somebody from an additional element of the country, or another component of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually hunting at the photos about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Small by little, store by store, day by day, things change … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it really is even much more wonderful to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did people truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be hunting at these every single-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be undertaking my ideal 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 concept what we’re calling this decade however). Or possibly they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll eventually make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are yet another clear example of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I am undoubtedly not a fashion professional, I suspected that I will be capable to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly wear shirts like that? Did women really put on these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional example: I am fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has 1, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other issues, that tends to make it quite easy 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 not aid wondering whether this type of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each and every day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each and every 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 every single day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any suggestions about places that I must definitely check out to get some very good images, 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 directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Valentines Day Shoot
Eye Tattoos

Image by Robert Patten Photography

Good Music Tattoos pictures

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Check out these Music Tattoos photos:

freddy madball
Music Tattoos

Image by Flavia_FF
madball reside, grosseto, italy
15 agosto 2007

New Yorkers do not smile on their bicycles. But tourists do

Friday, May 29th, 2015

A couple of good Music Tattoos pictures I found:

New Yorkers don’t smile on their bicycles. But vacationers do
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the Intersection of Bleecker, Barrow, and 7th Ave South in Greenwich Village

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This set of images is based on a quite simple notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing something, walk 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is a lot more than I’m prepared to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there is one a lot more tiny detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken far more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I never 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 selection of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to choose the tiny subset of each-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I’ll upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no concept when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely a terrific image!&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 anyone who looks 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 uncover other, 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 somebody from one more component of the country, or yet another part of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, shops, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the photos about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by tiny, shop by shop, day by day, things alter … and when you have been around as long as I have, it really is even far more wonderful to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did men and women really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these each-block pictures 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I’m going to be performing my very best 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 idea what we’re calling this decade however). Or maybe 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 never know if I will eventually make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are one more obvious example of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I am definitely not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be able to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did girls actually wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that absolutely everyone has one particular, which surely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious focus riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (amongst other items, that makes it extremely simple 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 telephone conversation). But I can’t aid questioning regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last issue: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of each day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it each and every 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 each-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I need to certainly visit to get some excellent pictures, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your tiny 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 …

New Yorkers have no query about what part of the city this photograph was taken in …
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 6th Ave &amp Bedford St., in Greenwich Village.

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a quite simple notion: walk each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing anything, 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 stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I am 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, in fact, there is 1 a lot more small detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly concentrate on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take images. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to select the modest subset of each and every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no thought when or where that photo was taken, but it’s actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Obviously, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll discover other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to somebody from yet another part of the nation, or another component of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some photographs where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, shops, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the images about five years later, and becoming stunned by how significantly had changed. Little by tiny, store by store, day by day, factors change … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even much more incredible to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did folks really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be hunting at these each-block images 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I am going to be performing my best 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 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 following 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/types are another apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I am undoubtedly not a fashion professional, I suspected that I will be capable to appear at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely put on shirts like that? Did females really put on these weird skirts that are short in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has one particular, which undoubtedly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (amongst other issues, that makes it quite easy for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can’t help asking yourself no matter whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

If you have any suggestions about places that I should undoubtedly check out to get some excellent photographs, 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

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

PPSkin_27
Music Tattoos

Image by AleReportage
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