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A sign of the occasions: we spend no focus to the woman’s cellphone

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

A couple of nice Lady Tattoos images I found:

A sign of the instances: we spend no attention to the woman’s cellphone
Woman Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken at the southwest corner of Broadway and 90th Street.

After upon a time, we would have been intrigued by the cellphone this lady is carrying. Indeed, it would have been the only issue we noticed — appropriate?

And now we do not even spend consideration … at least, not to the cellphone.

Of course, there was after a time, not so lengthy ago, when this woman would not have had a cellphone that she could carry…

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This set of photographs is based on a very basic notion: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To stay away from missing anything, stroll 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 a lot more than I am prepared to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s 1 more little detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken far more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC where I traditionally take photographs. So I do not expect 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 hunting at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to choose the small subset of each-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I will upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and 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 picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third requires time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Naturally, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will locate other, far 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 is not recognizable to somebody from one more portion of the country, or an additional portion of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the photographs about five years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Little by tiny, store by store, day by day, factors modify … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more remarkable to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &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 and every-block photos 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, also), I am going to be undertaking 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 thought what we’re calling this decade however). 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-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll eventually decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are yet another apparent instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even even though I am absolutely not a fashion professional, I suspected that I’ll 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 ladies genuinely wear those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that every person has one, which definitely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest 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 extremely easy 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 phone conversation). But I cannot assist asking yourself no matter whether this kind 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 directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each day, and the most current component 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 day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

URL hyperlink to Ed’s each and every-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any suggestions about locations that I need to certainly pay a visit to to get some excellent pictures, 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

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

Transfer becoming applied
Woman Tattoos

Image by Tobyotter
This young lady was acquiring some much more art applied to her leg. The always want you standing naturally when they applied so they are positioned correct (you would be shocked at how much skin stretches and distorts as you change positions).

A sign of the occasions: this locksmith was new when I moved to Greenwich Cillage, and all of NYC was location code 212. They didn’t have a website, and they didn’t have tiny automobiles, either

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Verify out these Music Tattoos images:

A sign of the occasions: this locksmith was new when I moved to Greenwich Cillage, and all of NYC was location code 212. They did not have a site, and they didn’t have tiny automobiles, either
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 7th Ave South, in between Morton and Bleecker, in Greenwich Village.

When I first moved to New York City in 1968, I lived on Bleecker Street. As Kid Rock sang in All Summer Long, &quotwe didn’t have no World wide web, but, man, I in no way will forget …

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This set of pictures is based on a very straightforward concept: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing something, walk both 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’s far more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s one particular far more little detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken much more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I never expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the little subset of every-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, 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 thought when or where that photo was taken, but it’s truly a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Naturally, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will uncover other, much more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to someone from yet another portion of the country, or one more part of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may well be some photographs where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no notion 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 a variety of shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually hunting at the photographs about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how significantly had changed. Small by small, store by store, day by day, things modify … and when you have been about as long as I have, it is even more wonderful to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did men and women really wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I’m going to be doing my greatest 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 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 right after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will eventually make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are yet another clear example of a time-particular phenomenon and even although I’m absolutely not a style professional, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did girls genuinely wear those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which undoubtedly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (among other items, that makes it quite easy for me to photograph them with out 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 asking yourself whether or not this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

If you have any suggestions about places that I should absolutely check out 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 directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

A sign of the occasions: two hot dogs and a “massive gulp” at 7-11, for $3

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

A couple of nice Eye Tattoos pictures I found:

A sign of the instances: two hot dogs and a “big gulp” at 7-11, for
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This sign was plastered on the side of a pay-phone (which is rapidly becoming an obsolete anomaly itself!), on the southwest corner of 96th St and Amsterdam Avenue. But I’ve seen the exact same sign all over New York City in recent months …

As soon as upon a time, you could get a hot dog for a quarter (actually old old-timers might even inform you of the days when a hot dog was a dime, or a nickel!). And you could acquire a large soda for an additional quarter (or less) … so the complete meal would price nicely beneath a dollar.

Nowadays, you’re doing pretty nicely if you can find an edible hot dog for a dollar at many of the nearby hot-dog stands about NYC, it’s a lot more most likely to be -three. And the &quotbig gulp&quot … properly, it appears to me that they ought to spend you for agreeing to guzzle it down … but it really is probably to be a dollar or two, as nicely.

When once again, all of this will look rather quaint 10-2 years from now. The cost tag for such a meal could properly be five or ten dollars …

Or maybe we will have come to our senses, and banned this type of food altogether. How considerably would it cost for an apple
and a bottle of water?

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite simple idea: stroll every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of missing something, stroll each 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 is more than I am prepared to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there’s 1 far more modest detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of 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 photographs, 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 used to select the little subset of every single-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. First, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no concept when or where that photo was taken, but it is really 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 anybody who looks at it. Clearly, particular 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, more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to somebody from an additional part of the country, or another portion of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may be some images exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, shops, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the pictures about five years later, and getting stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by tiny, store by retailer, day by day, things change … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it’s even far more incredible to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did people actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every single-block photos five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I’m going to be doing 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 concept what we’re calling this decade yet). Or perhaps they will 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’ll eventually determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are yet another clear instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even even though I am undoubtedly not a style expert, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did females really wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely 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 everyone has a single, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may well be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it extremely straightforward 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 assist questioning no matter whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last thing: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most current element 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 exactly 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 places that I must definitely go to to get some excellent pictures, 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 straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

A sign of the occasions: for guys, a dog is nevertheless a chick magnet

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

A handful of nice Dog Tattoos pictures I discovered:

A sign of the occasions: for guys, a dog is still a chick magnet
Dog Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken in Washington Square Park.

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a really simple idea: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing anything, 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 is a lot more than I’m prepared to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s one particular far more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I don’t 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 hunting at.

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

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third requires time. I am 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 Constructing 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’s not recognizable to an individual from another component of the country, or an additional part of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some photographs where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may 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 about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually hunting at the photos about five years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, retailer by store, day by day, items modify … and when you have been about as lengthy as I have, it’s even more incredible to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did people truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every single-block images 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), 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 notion what we’re calling this decade but). Or maybe they will 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-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another obvious example of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I’m definitely not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did ladies really put on those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one particular, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious interest riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (among other things, that makes it really easy 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 cannot help wondering no matter whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

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

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

“Correct Enjoy IS A Real TREASURE” – Occasions Square, Manhattan NYC – 04/26/11

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Some cool Love Tattoos photos:

“Accurate Enjoy IS A Real TREASURE” – Instances Square, Manhattan NYC – 04/26/11
Love Tattoos

Image by asterix611
&quotTRUE Love IS A Genuine TREASURE&quot – Times Square, Manhattan NYC – 04/26/11

“True Enjoy IS A Actual TREASURE” – Times Square, Manhattan NYC – 04/27/11
Love Tattoos

Image by asterix611
&quotTRUE Enjoy IS A Real TREASURE&quot – Instances Square, Manhattan NYC – 04/27/11

“Correct Really like IS A Genuine TREASURE” – Occasions Square, Manhattan NYC – 04/27/11
Love Tattoos

Image by asterix611
&quotTRUE Enjoy IS A Real TREASURE&quot – Occasions Square, Manhattan NYC – 04/27/11

Apparently the City of San Diego is doing much better in the these troubling economic occasions than other locations. The coveted “guy standing around with a yellow flag and orange vest” position is still about.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

A handful of good Flag Tattoos images I identified:

Apparently the City of San Diego is undertaking better in the these troubling financial occasions than other places. The coveted “guy standing around with a yellow flag and orange vest” position is still around.
Flag Tattoos

Image by colorblindPICASO
Sarah buying train tickets for the week. Somehow that process always takes us forever to figure out. Two bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees (two of them in personal computer science) and we Still can not figure out that issue the initial time.

Oh, and even though I kid, that guy was operating. They had been working on the tracks, so he was watching for approaching trains to signal them about the workers.

black beard
Flag Tattoos

Image by Uncle Arlo’s A Plus Tattoos

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