A handful of nice Dog Tattoos pictures I discovered:

A sign of the occasions: for guys, a dog is still a chick magnet
Dog Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken in Washington Square Park.


This set of pictures is primarily based on a really simple idea: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing anything, walk each 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 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, truly, there’s one particular far more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to select the little subset of each-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I will 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’s really a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Obviously, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing 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 in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to an individual from another component of the country, or an additional part of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some photographs where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no notion 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 different shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually hunting at the photos about five years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, retailer by store, day by day, items modify … and when you have been about as lengthy as I have, it’s even more incredible to go back and look at the photographs 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 looking at these every single-block images 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), I’m going to be carrying out my very 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 notion what we’re calling this decade but). Or maybe 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 already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another obvious example of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I’m definitely not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did ladies really put on those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one particular, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (among other things, that makes it really 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 help wondering no matter whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to certainly check out to get some excellent 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 straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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