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New Yorkers like to watch choose-up basketball games via the fences

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Some cool Eye Tattoos pictures:

New Yorkers like to watch pick-up basketball games through the fences
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Macdougal, between West Houston and Bleecker St., in Greenwich Village.

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This set of images is based on a quite simple idea: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To steer clear of missing something, stroll both sides of the street.

That’s 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 far more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there is one particular far more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken much more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I do not expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, 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 utilized to select the little subset of each-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. First, I’ll upload any photo that I feel 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 really is really a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third includes time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing 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 capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to someone from one more portion of the country, or one more element of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some pictures where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, retailers, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about five years later, and becoming stunned by how significantly had changed. Little by tiny, retailer by store, day by day, issues change … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it is even more amazing to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did men and women really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these every single-block photographs five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be performing 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 possibly they’ll 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-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll in the end choose that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are another obvious instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even even though I’m definitely not a fashion specialist, 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 really wear these weird skirts that are short in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that every person has one, which definitely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious focus riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other items, that makes it quite straightforward for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I cannot help asking yourself no matter whether this type of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … especially 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 locations that I must definitely visit to get some very good 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

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

A sign of the times: no one cares if there is an ATM inside. They just use Apple Spend on their iPhones
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Bleecker Street, in between Bedford, among Carmine and Downing in Greenwich Village.

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

This set of photos is based on a really basic notion: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing anything, stroll both sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

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

Oh, truly, there’s 1 much more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken far 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 a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I will be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to pick the modest subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no concept 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 entails time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who looks at it. Certainly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll uncover other, 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 another element of the country, or yet another portion of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some pictures where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may possibly 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 keep in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, retailers, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually hunting at the images about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how significantly had changed. Little by small, retailer by shop, day by day, factors adjust … and when you have been around as long as I have, it’s even a lot more wonderful to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did individuals genuinely wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these each-block photos five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, as well), I am 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 idea 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.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll in the end make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/types are another apparent example of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I am certainly not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I will be able to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did females really 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

An additional example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that folks 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 everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it very straightforward 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 questioning regardless of whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

If you have any suggestions about areas that I need to definitely visit to get some very good 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

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

Sometimes New Yorkers like to just sit and relax. They even smile often
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Macdougal St., among Bleecker and W. 3rd St., in Greenwich Village.

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

This set of images is primarily based on a really easy notion: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To avoid missing something, walk each sides of the street.

That’s 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’s a lot more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is one far more modest detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact concentrate on the 1st 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 one more numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I do not anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I’ll be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the modest subset of each and every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no thought when or where that photo was taken, but it really is genuinely a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who looks at it. Obviously, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I’ll uncover 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 someone from one more part of the country, or yet another component of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may possibly 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 don’t forget wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually looking at the photos about five years later, and getting stunned by how a lot had changed. Tiny by tiny, shop by retailer, day by day, items change … and when you’ve been around as extended as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did folks truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be hunting at these each and every-block photos five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), I’m going to be undertaking 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 but). 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-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will ultimately make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are an additional obvious instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even even though I am definitely not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I will be capable to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did girls genuinely wear these weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that every person has one particular, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that absolutely 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 items, that makes it very 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 telephone conversation). But I can’t support questioning no matter whether this sort of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

If you have any suggestions about areas that I ought to undoubtedly check out to get some good 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 email me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Honestly, it is a wonder TSA lets Californian freaks like this girl fly. Seriously… if a person would tattoo their hand like that what else would they be capable of? Oh… Batman watch… my girlfriend has one of these also…

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Check out these Love Tattoos pictures:

Honestly, it really is a wonder TSA lets Californian freaks like this girl fly. Seriously… if someone would tattoo their hand like that what else would they be capable of? Oh… Batman watch… my girlfriend has 1 of these as well…
Love Tattoos

Image by colorblindPICASO
…Oh yeah… hahaha… I really like you Dear!=)

A close-up of one of the temporary Jagua tattoos I gave Sarah before we left for the show. Jagua is comparable to Henna but it comes out with a black/blue tent.

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