Some cool Music Tattoos images:

New York guys enjoy to stare at stunning girls…
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the corner of 14th &amp Washington in Greenwich Village.

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite straightforward concept: walk every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To steer clear of missing something, walk each 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s far 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, in fact, there’s a single much more little detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken far more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take images. So I never anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to select the little subset of every single-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no concept when or where that photo was taken, but it’s genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third includes time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears at it. Certainly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Creating 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 somebody from yet another component of the nation, or one more component of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about five years later, and becoming stunned by how significantly had changed. Small by small, store by shop, day by day, issues alter … and when you’ve been about as lengthy as I have, it really is even more remarkable to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did individuals really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these each-block photos 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be carrying out my very best 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 thought 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.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will ultimately decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are an additional obvious example of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I am absolutely not a style specialist, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did women truly wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has 1, which surely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (amongst other things, that makes it extremely simple for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot aid wondering whether or not this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 final thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of each and every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every day, and the most recent element 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 exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

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

If you have any suggestions about areas that I must certainly check out to get some excellent 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 directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

In NYC, even the pigeons are fairly severe about studying …
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on West 13th Street, among 7th and 8th Avenue

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This set of images is based on a very simple notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is 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, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there’s 1 more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken much more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I never count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I’ll be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to pick the little subset of each-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I will upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no idea when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who appears at it. Certainly, specific 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, far 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 one more element of the nation, or yet another portion of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some photos where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, retailers, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Tiny by small, retailer by retailer, day by day, factors change … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it really is even a lot more amazing to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did men and women genuinely put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block pictures 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my very best 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 thought what we’re calling this decade however). Or maybe they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-particular image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll in the end determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are an additional clear example of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I’m absolutely not a style professional, I suspected that I will be in a position to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did women truly put on these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that absolutely everyone has one particular, which surely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious focus riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other things, that tends to make it quite effortless for me to photograph them without having 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’t help questioning whether or not this type 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 produced a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most current element 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 where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

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

If you have any recommendations about places that I need to definitely visit to get some very good images, 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 e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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