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An inspirational sidewalk sign that most New Yorkers just stroll more than
Music Tattoos

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

The image speaks for itself…

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Sep 14, 2013.

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a very easy concept: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid 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’s 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, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s one far more tiny detail: leave the photos 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 much more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take photographs. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, 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 used to select the tiny subset of each and every-block photos 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-friends will be, &quotI have no concept when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it is really a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person 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 will discover other, much 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 part of the nation, or yet another component of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually searching at the photos about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Little by small, shop by store, day by day, items alter … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it really is even much more wonderful to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did people actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these every-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I’m going to be doing 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 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 after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will eventually choose that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are yet another apparent instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I am definitely not a style expert, I suspected that I’ll 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 genuinely put on these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another example: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has a single, which certainly 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 small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (among other factors, that tends to make it extremely easy 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 phone conversation). But I cannot aid wondering regardless of whether this kind 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 put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

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

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

If you have any ideas about areas that I must definitely check out to get some great photos, 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

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

New Yorkers are really romantic … often.
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken in the tiny pocket-park called Verdi Square — bounded by 73rd and 72nd Street on the north and south, and by Broadway and Amsterdam on the west and east sides.

The image speaks for itself…

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

This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite easy idea: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing anything, stroll each 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 walk 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’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there is one far more modest detail: leave the photographs 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 far more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to select the small subset of each and every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly 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’s truly a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes time. I am hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody 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 locate 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 another element of the country, or yet another part of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may be some photographs exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/stunning/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 company establishments — and then casually looking at the images about five years later, and being stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, shop by shop, day by day, factors modify … and when you have been around as long as I have, it really is 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 really like that back then? Seriously, did men and women really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these each-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I’m going to be doing 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 thought what we’re calling this decade yet). 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-distinct image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will ultimately determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are another obvious instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I’m certainly not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I’ll be capable to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually wear shirts like that? Did ladies actually 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

Yet another instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that every person has one, which surely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everybody 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 be going on (among other issues, that tends to make it extremely effortless 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 support asking yourself no matter whether this type 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 put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one final factor: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every single day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most recent part 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 each and every day to see exactly 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 ideas about areas that I need to undoubtedly visit to get some good photos, 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

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