Posts Tagged ‘know’

Vacationers like to point to make certain they’re going in the appropriate path. New Yorkers just know.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

A handful of nice Eye Tattoos images I discovered:

Tourists like to point to make positive they’re going in the proper path. New Yorkers just know.
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Carmine St., between 6th and 7th Ave, in Greenwich Village.

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This set of photographs is based on a very basic concept: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To stay away from missing anything, walk both sides of the street.

That is 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 is 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, really, there’s one a lot more tiny detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken far more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t expect 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 pick the little subset of every single-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, 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 notion when or where that photo was taken, but it’s actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I’ll take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will locate other, a lot 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 somebody from an additional element of the nation, or an additional element of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some images exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about 5 years later, and being stunned by how considerably had changed. Little by tiny, shop by shop, day by day, items alter … and when you’ve been about as extended 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 men and women genuinely put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be hunting at these every single-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, also), I am going to be undertaking 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 notion what we’re calling this decade yet). 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-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I will in the end determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are yet another obvious instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I’m certainly not a style expert, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly wear shirts like that? Did ladies actually put on those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everybody 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 appears that absolutely everyone has a single, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious attention riveted on this tiny 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 can not support questioning regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to absolutely go to to get some good pictures, 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 …

IMG_1276-1
Eye Tattoos

Image by andrewtoskin
Both Eyes Open, 2010

Dog walkers know a secret word that will avert their dogs from yapping noisily at stunning females

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Some cool Dog Tattoos photos:

Dog walkers know a secret word that will stop their dogs from yapping noisily at lovely girls
Dog Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the intersection of Greenwich and Horatio Street.

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This set of images is based on a very basic notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing something, 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 much 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, really, there’s one particular more tiny detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken far more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. 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 employed to pick the small subset of each and every-block images 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-buddies will be, &quotI have no concept when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it’s really a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will find other, far 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 an individual from one more component of the country, or another portion of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no idea 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 a variety of shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, shop by shop, day by day, issues alter … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more amazing to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these each and every-block images five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I am going to be undertaking my greatest 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 concept what we’re calling this decade however). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will ultimately make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/types are yet another apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I’m undoubtedly not a style expert, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually wear shirts like that? Did girls actually put on those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has a single, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everyone 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 possibly be going on (among other items, that tends to make it really effortless for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot support wondering whether or not this kind 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 developed a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every day, and the most recent part of my every single-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 hyperlink to Ed’s each and every-block progress by means of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to undoubtedly pay a visit to to get some excellent photos, 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 email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Challenging dog
Dog Tattoos

Image by Photo Philosophy
See, she’s displaying off her ear tattoo and her tooth and Ducky that she just &quotkilled&quot…providing you the evil eye!

New Yorkers dress in black (or maybe gray). That’s how we know who the tourists are

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Verify out these Eye Tattoos photos:

New Yorkers dress in black (or possibly gray). That’s how we know who the tourists are
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 13th Street and 9th Avenue, in the MeatPacking district of Greenwich Village.

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This set of images is based on a quite basic notion: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of missing anything, 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’s more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there is 1 much more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken a lot more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I never anticipate 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 hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to pick the modest subset of each and every-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, 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 thought when or where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely 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 images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who looks at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll locate 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 is not recognizable to someone from yet another part of the nation, or another element of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the images about five years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by tiny, store by shop, day by day, things modify … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even more remarkable to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did people really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these each and every-block images five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I am going to be performing my 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 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 following 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are yet another clear example of a time-distinct phenomenon and even even though I’m certainly 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 women really wear these weird skirts that are brief 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 people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that absolutely everyone has 1, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may well be going on (amongst other factors, that tends to make it quite simple for me to photograph them with out their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not assist questioning whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one last factor: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of each and every day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each 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 each day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any suggestions about areas that I ought to absolutely pay a visit to 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 email me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Gemma
Eye Tattoos

Image by Lies Thru a Lens
Model – Gemma
Year Taken – December 2013
Camera – Sony A7R
Lens – Carl Zeiss 85mm f/.4
Location – Apartment

Ok, so this is the first image Ive uploaded from the Sony A7R. This is absolutely nothing but organic light, so apologies that the shot is a small noisy. This, I think was shot at ISO 6400. I will be uploading a full review this evening.

Gemma

These photos had been taken from a 19th floor apartment overlooking the city centre. Ive grown tired of taking studio images, that appear so contrived and setup and wanted to do one thing a little far more organic and organic. So, I met Gemma at about 2pm yesterday afternoon and we spent a handful of hours taking these candid, naturally lit photographs.

Gemma – SOOC @ ISO3200
Eye Tattoos

Image by Lies Thru a Lens
Model – Gemma
Year Taken – December 2013
Camera – Sony A7R
Lens – Carl Zeiss 85mm f/.4
Place – Apartment

Ok, so this is the first image Ive uploaded from the Sony A7R. This is nothing at all but organic light, so apologies that the shot is a tiny noisy. This, I feel was shot at ISO 6400. I will be uploading a full review this evening.

Gemma

These images had been taken from a 19th floor apartment overlooking the city centre. Ive grown tired of taking studio images, that look so contrived and setup and wanted to do one thing a tiny far more organic and natural. So, I met Gemma at about 2pm yesterday afternoon and we spent a couple of hours taking these candid, naturally lit photographs.

I know It is Early

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Verify out these Eye Tattoos photos:

I know It’s Early
Eye Tattoos

Image by Gidge Uriza
Itsonlyfashionblog.com

Gidge is Wearing:
Lips: -Belleza- Claudia Pale Gloss four
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Light DX
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Midori Mesh Hair – Rye
Necklace: DONNA FLORA -AMALIA necklace
Dress: ISON – leather trim dress -S- (black)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Pin – It Girl Wedges
Feet and Hands: Slink
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Skin: -Belleza- Claudia Pale 4 Bl
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Periwinkle (S)
Pose: PRETENSE – from MY ATTIC
Bar: CHEEKY PEA Dock bar for THE NEIGHBORHOOD

A sign of the times: we in no way utilized to know how unhealthy our breakfasts have been …

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Some cool Eye Tattoos pictures:

A sign of the instances: we never used to know how unhealthy our breakfasts have been …
Eye Tattoos

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

The image speaks for itself…

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Sep 18, 2013.

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This set of photos is primarily based on a extremely basic idea: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid 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 stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is 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, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is one particular more modest detail: leave the images 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 more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I do not expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to choose the modest subset of each and every-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. First, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it’s truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building 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 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 somebody from yet another portion of the country, or yet another element of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the photographs about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by little, shop by store, day by day, issues adjust … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it is even much more amazing to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did folks truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these each-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I’m going to be performing 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 concept what we’re calling this decade yet). Or maybe they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will in the end make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are one more apparent instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I am absolutely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I will be in a position to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did women really put on these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional example: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone 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 be going on (among other items, that tends to make it quite simple 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 cannot aid questioning regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last point: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most recent part of my every single-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 exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s each-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to certainly check out to get some excellent 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 e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

For New Yorkers, this will *always* be the Pan Am Building. It was when the tallest developing about, and helicopters landed on its roof …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 39th Street, in the middle of Park Avenue

The picture speaks for itself…

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for September 16, 2013.

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

This set of photos is primarily based on a really simple idea: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing something, stroll each sides of the street.

That is 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 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, much more adventurous photographers.

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

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the small subset of every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no notion when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who looks at it. Clearly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building 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 will be in a position to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to someone from yet another component of the nation, or another portion of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some images where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually looking at the pictures about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by tiny, retailer by retailer, day by day, issues alter … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it is even much more wonderful to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did individuals truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), I am going to be carrying out 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 notion what we’re calling this decade yet). Or perhaps they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another apparent instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even although I’m certainly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely put on shirts like that? Did ladies actually wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has a single, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other issues, that makes it very effortless 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 telephone conversation). But I can not help asking yourself regardless of whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular final factor: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it every 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 and every day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about locations that I ought to certainly check out to get some great 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 …

Every New Yorker knows this constructing, but most never know how it got its name…

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

A few good Indian Tattoos photos I discovered:

Each New Yorker knows this constructing, but most do not know how it got its name…
Indian Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken of the famous Dakota apartment/condo, at the northwest corner of Central Park West and 72nd St — constructed among 1880 and 1884.

New Yorkers (and a lot of other people, as well) know that this is the Dakota, where John Lennon lived with his wife Yoko Ono lots of other celebrities and rich, popular men and women have lived right here as well (which includes Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, Connie Chung, Rosemary Clooney, Roberta Flack, Judy Garland, Boris Karloff, Warner LeRoy, John Madden, Rudolf Nureyev, Joe Namath, Jack Palance, Maury Povich, Gilda Radner, and Rex Reed). Tragically, John was killed by Mark David Chapman on December eight, 1980 when he was leaving via the entrance that you can see on the left side of the constructing.

As for the name of the building: Wikipedia informs us that &quotaccording to often repeated stories, the Dakota was so named because at the time it was built, the Upper West Side of Manhattan was sparsely inhabited and deemed as remote as the Dakota Territory. Nonetheless, the earliest recorded appearance of this account is in a 1933 newspaper story, quoted in Christopher Gray’s book New York Streetscapes: ‘Now Central Park West is amongst the most desirable and high-priced Real Estate locations, aside from the Upper East Side It is more probably that the building was named &quotDakota&quot due to the fact of Clark’s fondness for the names of the new western states and territories.’ Higher above the 72nd Street entrance, the figure of a Dakota Indian keeps watch.&quot

For a lot more specifics, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dakota

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite basic concept: walk each and every 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 more ambitious, you could also walk 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 will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is one particular much more small detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I never anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I’ll be capable to make an objective selection of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to select the little subset of every-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals 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 place, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I’ll take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Certainly, specific 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, a lot 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 nation, or another portion of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea 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 various shops, retailers, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually searching at the images about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Little by small, store by shop, day by day, items adjust … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even more amazing to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did people genuinely put on 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, as well), I am going to be doing my greatest 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 soon after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are one more apparent instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even even though I am absolutely not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be in a position to look 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 long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that absolutely everyone has 1, which definitely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious focus riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (among other things, that makes it extremely effortless for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot assist asking yourself whether this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one final issue: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each and every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each day, and the most current part of my every single-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 every single-block progress by means of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about places that I must absolutely go to to get some 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 …

artistic affaire reception
Indian Tattoos

Image by laura*b
we had the most wonderful pre-occasion reception at sweetpeas and snapshots – full with indian food and drink, a belly dancer, and henna tattoos. the table setting was out of this world. a million thanks to mary smilove and sweetpeas and snapshots!

“Don’t rush me! I know I can match these ten Transformers figures in right here, just give me a second.”

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Check out these Eye Tattoos pictures:

“Don’t rush me! I know I can match these 10 Transformers figures in right here, just give me a second.”
Eye Tattoos

Image by colorblindPICASO
Some girlfriends stockpile purses, shoes, makeup, and autographed Josh Groban evening gowns. Mine goes for Transformers figures, hoodies, and comic books. I have to really like her… she told me so.=)

“no, you go ahead and carry the dog, you know it cannot stroll, mommy can’t do it simply because her asscrack will come out of her camo and that chick over there is taking pictures of us”

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Some cool Dog Tattoos pictures:

“no, you go ahead and carry the dog, you know it cannot walk, mommy can’t do it simply because her asscrack will come out of her camo and that chick over there is taking photos of us”
Dog Tattoos

Image by Malingering

Tattoo
Dog Tattoos

Image by tasker
He’s just about had sufficient and is getting prepared to jump off that stump.

If this isn’t good, I never know what is.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

A couple of nice Animal Tattoos pictures I found:

If this is not nice, I don’t know what is.
Animal Tattoos

Image by liquidnight

tattoo on leg and in lit mag
Animal Tattoos

Image by Austin & Zak
I drew my leg tattoo when I was not fairly eighteen. I submitted it to my leg and to a literary magazine. It was my only piece of art to have simultaneous submissions and acceptances, with no conflict.

It may possibly be wrong for me to assume these guys are a bunch of skinhead assholes. For all I know they are sweet small boys who aid grandma discover her dentures in the morning and assist mentally retarded kids cross the street. But I nonetheless hate them.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Some cool Cross Tattoos pictures:

It might be incorrect for me to assume these guys are a bunch of skinhead assholes. For all I know they are sweet small boys who support grandma uncover her dentures in the morning and aid mentally retarded kids cross the street. But I still hate them.
Cross Tattoos

Image by Malingering

Tattoo – DSC 5455 ep
Cross Tattoos

Image by Eric.Parker
Dyke March, Toronto, June 2010.

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