Some cool Eye Tattoos pictures:

A sign of the instances: we never used to know how unhealthy our breakfasts have been …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 41st Street, amongst Madison and Fifth Avenue.

The image speaks for itself…

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Sep 18, 2013.

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This set of photos is primarily based on a extremely basic idea: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing something, walk 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 is far more than I am prepared to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is one particular more modest 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 photos, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures 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 where I traditionally take photos. So I do not 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 searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to choose the modest subset of each and every-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. First, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no idea 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 entails time. I am hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll locate other, much 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 somebody from yet another portion of the country, or yet another element of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by little, shop by store, day by day, issues adjust … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it 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 actually like that back then? Seriously, did folks truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these each-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I’m going to be performing my ideal to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no concept what we’re calling this decade yet). 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-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will in the end make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are one more apparent instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I am absolutely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I will be in a position to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely 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 individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone 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 be going on (among other items, that tends to make it quite 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 cannot aid questioning regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last point: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it each 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 day to see exactly 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 recommendations about locations that I ought to certainly 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

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

For New Yorkers, this will *always* be the Pan Am Building. It was when the tallest developing about, and helicopters landed on its roof …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 39th Street, in the middle of Park Avenue

The picture speaks for itself…

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for September 16, 2013.

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

This set of photos is primarily based on a really simple idea: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing something, stroll each sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

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

Oh, in fact, there’s 1 a lot more little detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I never 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 select the small subset of every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no notion when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who looks at it. Clearly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll locate other, much 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 someone from yet another component of the nation, or another portion of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some images where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may possibly 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 don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually looking at the pictures about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by tiny, retailer by retailer, day by day, issues alter … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it is even much more wonderful to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did individuals truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), I am going to be carrying out 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 notion what we’re calling this decade yet). Or perhaps they’ll 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-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another apparent instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even although I’m certainly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely put on shirts like that? Did ladies actually wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has a single, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other issues, that makes it very effortless 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 can not help asking yourself regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

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

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each-block progress by way of Manhattan

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

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