Some cool Dog Tattoos photos:

Dog walkers know a secret word that will stop their dogs from yapping noisily at lovely girls
Dog Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the intersection of Greenwich and Horatio Street.

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This set of images is based on a very basic notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing something, stroll both 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 much 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, really, there’s one particular more tiny detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken far more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another many 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 images, and hope that I will be able to make an objective choice of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to pick the small subset of each and every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 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’s really a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, certain 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, 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 an individual from one more component of the country, or another portion of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, shop by shop, day by day, issues alter … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more amazing to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these each and every-block images five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I am going to be undertaking my greatest 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 maybe they’ll 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-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will ultimately make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/types are yet another apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I’m undoubtedly not a style expert, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually wear shirts like that? Did girls actually put on those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has a single, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious attention riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (among other items, that tends to make it really 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 telephone conversation). But I cannot support wondering whether or not this kind of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … particularly 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, a single final point: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every day, and the most recent 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 and every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each and every-block progress by means of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to undoubtedly pay a visit to to get some excellent 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 email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Challenging dog
Dog Tattoos

Image by Photo Philosophy
See, she’s displaying off her ear tattoo and her tooth and Ducky that she just &quotkilled&quot…providing you the evil eye!