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New Yorkers do all sorts of silly issues, like carrying balloons across the street …

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Check out these Eye Tattoos images:

New Yorkers do all kinds of silly factors, like carrying balloons across the street …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the corner of Perry and the West Side Highway


This set of photos is based on a very easy idea: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of missing anything, walk each sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

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

Oh, in fact, there’s one far more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I don’t count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to select the modest subset of every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I will upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no concept when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it is genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, 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 able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to someone from one more component of the nation, or an additional element of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly 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 exciting/gorgeous/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 enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by little, store by shop, day by day, factors modify … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it is even more amazing to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did people really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I am going to be doing 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 however). Or possibly they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I will in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are yet another obvious instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I’m certainly not a style professional, I suspected that I will be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did ladies actually wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended 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 every person has 1, which undoubtedly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other things, that makes it very easy for me to photograph them without 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 aid asking yourself whether this kind of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular final factor: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of every single day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it every single day, and the most current portion 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 day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s every single-block progress by means of Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I must undoubtedly go to to get some great 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 email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Image from page 509 of “Missionary travels and researches in South Africa : including a sketch of sixteen years’ residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda, on the west coast, thence across the continent, down

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Some cool Egyptian Tattoos pictures:

Image from web page 509 of “Missionary travels and researches in South Africa : such as a sketch of sixteen years’ residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Great Hope to Loanda, on the west coast, thence across the continent, down
Egyptian Tattoos

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Identifier: missionarytravel04livi
Title: Missionary travels and researches in South Africa : including a sketch of sixteen years’ residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda, on the west coast, thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the eastern ocean
Year: 1857 (1850s)
Authors: Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873, ill Want, Henry, ill Whymper, Josiah Wood, 1813-1903, ill Picken, Thomas, d. 1870, lithographer Livingstone, David, 1813-1873, inscriber. DSI Vavasseur, Mrs., fl. 1857, former owner. DSI Thesiger, Wilfred, 1910- former owner. DSI Moffat, Robert, 1795-1883, annotator. DSI Larkins, J., binder. DSI Howell, Marmaduke G., former owner. DSI Cooke, Robert, former owner. DSI Day &amp Son., lithographer T. &amp R. Annan, photographer. DSI William Clowes and Sons, printer St. Leonards School, former owner. DSI Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI
Subjects: Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 Missions
Publisher: London : J. Murray

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Text Appearing Before Image:
No. 1. A Londa ladys mode of wearing the hair. shoulders, together with their general characteristics, again remindedme of the ancient Egyptians. A number of were observed with the upwardinclination of the outer angles of the eyes, but this was notgeneral. A few of the ladies adopt a curious custom of attachingthe hair to a hoop which encircles the head, giving it somewhatthe appearance of the glory round the head of the Virgin (wood-cut No. 1). Some have a little hoop behind that represented inthe woodcut. Others put on an ornament of woven hair and hideadorned with beads. The hair of the tails of buffaloes, whichare to be found additional east, is at times added. This is 2 G 450 MODES OF DRESSING THE HAIR. Chap. XXIT, represented in No. two. Whilst others, as in No. 3, weave theirown hair on pieces of hide into the type of buffalo-horns, or,

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as in No. 4, make a single horn in front. The features givenare frequently met with, but they are by no means universal.Many tattoo their bodies by inserting some . black substance

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Across a Wire

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

A few good Bird Tattoos images I found:

Across a Wire
Bird Tattoos

Image by Shan213
I’ve been wanting my other wrist tattooed for numerous years now. Lastly discovered the ideal tattoo.

Bird Tattoos

Image by liquidnight

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