A few nice Music Tattoos pictures I located:

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, between Madison and Fifth Avenue.

The picture speaks for itself…

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a very easy notion: walk every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing something, walk each 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 a lot more than I am 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 one a lot more small detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken far more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take images. 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 used to select the small subset of each-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies 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 location, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will uncover 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 an individual from another component of the nation, or yet another portion of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no concept 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 around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, retailers, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the photos about 5 years later, and being stunned by how a lot had changed. Little by little, store by shop, day by day, issues modify … and when you have been around as long as I have, it is even much more wonderful to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did people genuinely put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every-block images 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), I’m going to be doing my very 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 however). Or maybe 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 never know if I’ll eventually determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are an additional apparent example of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I am undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually wear shirts like that? Did girls truly wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that every person has 1, which surely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious focus riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (among other things, that makes it extremely straightforward 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 can not support questioning whether this sort of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 last thing: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each and every day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most recent part of my each-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 hyperlink to Ed’s every single-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I must certainly go to 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 e-mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Black Veil Brides
Music Tattoos

Image by Laura Mountford Rock Photography
Taken at Manchester Academy

New Yorkers like to be reminded that we are not the exact same … as anything or anybody. Period.
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 45th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue.

The picture speaks for itself …

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Jan 31, 2014.

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This set of images is based on a quite basic concept: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To steer clear of missing anything, 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 more than I am prepared to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there is a single a lot more modest detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken far more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to choose the little subset of each-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. 1st, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no thought when or where that photo was taken, but it is actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears at it. Clearly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building 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 is not recognizable to an individual from an additional portion of the nation, or an additional part of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer might 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 around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually looking at the images about five years later, and being stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by small, store by store, day by day, factors change … and when you have been about as lengthy as I have, it is even more remarkable to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did folks really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these each and every-block images five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I am going to be performing my very best 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 but). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 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 in the end choose that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are yet another clear instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I’m absolutely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly wear shirts like that? Did ladies really wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that every person has one, which surely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that everybody 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 well be going on (amongst other issues, that makes it very straightforward 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 phone conversation). But I can not support asking yourself regardless of whether this sort of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 final point: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most current 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 every single day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

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

If you have any suggestions about locations that I must definitely check out to get some very good photographs, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your tiny corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can email me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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