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I often wanna go this way, and she often desires to go that way…

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

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I always wanna go this way, and she usually wants to go that way…
Woman Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
(much more details later, as time permits)

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I started in the summer season of 2008 (which you can see in this Flickr set), and continued throughout 2009 (as shown in this Flickr set): a random collection of &quotinteresting&quot people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, specifically along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. These are the people in my neighborhood, aka &quotpeeps in the ‘hood.&quot

As I indicated when I initial started this project, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I generally use a zoom telephoto lens in order to photograph them even though they’re nevertheless 50-100 feet away from me but that means I have to continue focusing my focus on the individuals and activities half a block away, rather than on what is correct in front of me. At times I locate an empty bench on a busy street corner, and just sit quietly for an hour, watching men and women hustling past on the other side of the street they’re virtually constantly so busy listening to their iPod, or speaking on their cellphone, or daydreaming about one thing, that they never appear up and see me aiming my camera in their path.

I’ve also discovered that, in several situations, the opportunities for an exciting picture are quite fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, just before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or quit performing what ever was exciting. So I’ve discovered to maintain the camera switched on, and not be concerned so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed image … soon after all, when the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it is fairly trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the major topic. Indeed, some of my most intriguing photos have been so-known as &quothip shots,&quot exactly where I don’t even bother to raise the camera up to my eye I just preserve the zoom lens set to the maximum wide-angle aperture, point in the general direction of the topic, and take a number of shots. As extended as I can maintain the shutter speed pretty high (which occasionally demands a relatively higher ISO setting), I can usually get some fairly crisp shots — even if the topic is walking in a single path, and I’m walking in the other path, whilst I’m snapping the pictures.

With only a couple of exceptions, I’ve usually avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless folks. There are a couple of of them around, and they would undoubtedly generate some dramatic pictures but they usually never want to be photographed, and I do not want to really feel like I am taking advantage of them. There have been a handful of possibilities to take some &quotsympathetic&quot photographs of such individuals, which may well inspire other people to attain out and help them. This is one example, and here is yet another instance.

The other thing I’ve noticed, whilst carrying on this project for the previous 3 years, is that whilst there are lots of exciting folks to photograph, there are far, far, far much more people who are not so exciting. They’re probably fine individuals, and they may even be far more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just absolutely nothing memorable about them. They are all part of this large, crowded city but for greater or worse, there are an awful lot that you won’t see in these Flickr sets of mine…

Maybe the music would sound much better if I had worn my other pants
Woman Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the Vesuvius Playground, on Thompson in between Prince &amp Spring

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite simple notion: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To keep 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 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, truly, there is one much 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 photographs, I will have taken far more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I don’t anticipate 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 utilised to select the tiny subset of each-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly 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 location, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears 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’ll find other, a lot 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 yet another component of the nation, or one more element of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, shops, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually hunting at the photographs about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Small by little, shop by retailer, day by day, issues adjust … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did men and women actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be hunting at these every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, also), I’m going to be performing 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 idea what we’re calling this decade however). Or possibly they will 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-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will eventually decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are one more obvious example of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I’m definitely not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did women truly put on these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has one particular, which undoubtedly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious interest riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (amongst other items, that makes it quite straightforward for me to photograph them without 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 regardless of whether this kind 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 directly into our eyeballs.

If you have any ideas about areas that I ought to absolutely visit to get some great photos, 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 …

Giacomo + Annabelle
Woman Tattoos

Image by Fabiana Zonca

When New Yorkers get mad, often they stand on their toes …

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

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When New Yorkers get mad, at times they stand on their toes …
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 7th Ave South, close to Commerce

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This set of photos is based on a very basic notion: walk every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To steer clear of missing something, stroll each sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

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

Oh, truly, there is 1 a lot more modest detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually concentrate on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I never expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be able 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 and every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I believe 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 truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes time. I’m hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Naturally, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll discover other, 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 a person from another element of the country, or yet another component of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no notion 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, shops, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually searching at the images about five years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Tiny by small, store by shop, day by day, factors alter … and when you have been about as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more incredible to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did men and women really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these each and every-block images five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be doing 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 yet). Or perhaps they’ll 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’ll eventually make a decision that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are yet another clear instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even though I am certainly not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did girls really wear these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more example: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that every person 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 possibly be going on (among other things, that makes it really simple 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 questioning regardless of whether this sort of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … especially 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.

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

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

If you have any suggestions about locations that I ought to undoubtedly visit to get some very good images, 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

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

Henna butterfly Fresh henna often appears like chocolate appropriate? lol #henna #hennaartist #nyhenna #nyc #butterfly #hennabutterfly #hennahands #tattoo #bodyart #bridalshower #summer #mehendi #mehndi #chocolate #hope #glam #picoftheday #photography #graduat

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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Henna butterfly Fresh henna constantly appears like chocolate proper? lol #henna #hennaartist #nyhenna #nyc #butterfly #hennabutterfly #hennahands #tattoo #bodyart #bridalshower #summer #mehendi #mehndi #chocolate #hope #glam #picoftheday #photography #graduat
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Image by ❧ NYHenna ❧

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