A few nice Star Tattoos pictures I found:

A sign of the occasions: the new Man of Steel
Star Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on northwest corner of 96th Street and Central Park West.

Like sign says, it opened on June 14, 2013 I have not seen it yet — but with Russell Crowe (replacing Marlon Brando as Jor-El), Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, and Kevin Costner, I am surely tempted. Oh, yeah, and Amy Adams plays Lois Lane, replacing Margot Kidder in earlier versions of the story.)

For today’s generation of young children, this might turn out to be the only version of Superman they know. The generation of 20-some thing and 30-one thing adults might have seen the series of films released in the late 70s and early 80s., starring Christopher Reeves as Superman, along with Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder.

And then there are the old-timers like me, who don’t forget the 1951 version of &quotSuperman and the Mole Guys,&quot and the lengthy-running Tv series, in which the Man of Steel flew &quotfaster than a speeding bullet&quot … but completely in black-and-white.

Oh, a single final issue: that is my reflection that you can see reflected in the glass, correct below Superman’s torso …

Note: this photo was published in a Jul 14, 2013 blog titled &quotOverview: Man of Steel.&quot It was also published in an Aug 30, 2013 blog titled &quotWarrior or Worrier Element 6 Finale: On Faith and Trust.&quot


This set of images is primarily based on a quite easy idea: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To keep away from missing something, stroll both 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’s far more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s one far more little detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I never expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I’ll be in a position to make an objective selection of the ones worth hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to choose the tiny subset of each-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, 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 idea 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 includes 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, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will find other, much 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’s not recognizable to somebody from yet another element of the country, or one more component of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, retailers, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about five years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Small by small, shop by retailer, day by day, factors alter … and when you have been about as lengthy as I have, it really is even far more incredible to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &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 photos 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I’m going to be carrying out 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 yet). Or possibly they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll ultimately make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are one more clear instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I am definitely not a fashion professional, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did ladies really put on these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that absolutely everyone has 1, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole 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 quite 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 phone conversation). But I cannot support questioning no matter whether this type 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 put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 final issue: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of each day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it each 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 and every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

URL link to Ed’s each-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any ideas about places that I must certainly go to to get some excellent 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 …

feather lashes
Star Tattoos

Image by Allegory Malaprop
for Oh My Stars-O-Rama:
Miss Shippe’s Studio: Gold Feather Lashes Upper and Decrease
Schadenfreude Boa &amp Tree

tattoos: ~silentsparrow~
clothes (such as it is): Pig
necklace&ampbracelet: Lassitude&ampEnnui
fainting couch with poses: Just A Pose
Schadenfreude skin/eyes/ears/lips/nails