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

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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

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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 …