Posts Tagged ‘Yorkers’

Some New Yorkers are extremely old-fashioned

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Some cool Music Tattoos photos:

Some New Yorkers are very old-fashioned
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 12th St in between Hudson and Washington, in Greenwich Village.

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a extremely straightforward concept: 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 far more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I am 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, actually, there is 1 more modest detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken much more than eight,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take images. So I never anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I’ll be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to pick the little subset of every single-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I will upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no notion when or where that photo was taken, but it’s genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third includes time. I am hoping that I’ll take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual 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 locate 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 is not recognizable to an individual from an additional portion of the country, or yet another component of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some images 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 fascinating/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the photos about 5 years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Small by little, store by store, day by day, issues alter … and when you have been about as long as I have, it is even a lot 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 put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block photographs five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be carrying out my very best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no thought what we’re calling this decade but). Or maybe they will 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 do not know if I’ll eventually make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/types are one more obvious instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even though I am certainly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did females actually wear those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did everybody 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 appears that absolutely everyone has 1, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems 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 possibly be going on (amongst other factors, that tends to make it extremely 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’t support wondering no matter whether this sort of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one final 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 portion 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 every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any ideas about places that I must certainly check out to get some very good 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

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

Pregnant and homeless
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was taken on 42nd Street, among Sixth and Seventh Avenue, on a bitter cold winter’s day on January 15th of 2014 …

The photo speaks for itself …

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Feb 16, 2014.

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This set of photos is primarily based on a quite simple notion: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing anything, walk 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 far 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, in fact, there is a single far more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact concentrate on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken more than eight,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 images. So I never anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I will be in a position 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 each and every-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, 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 idea 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 requires time. I am hoping that I’ll take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any person who looks at it. Obviously, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll find other, much 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 component of the nation, or yet another element of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some images 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 don’t forget wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by tiny, shop by retailer, day by day, things change … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it is even a lot more remarkable to go back and appear at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did men and women genuinely put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these each-block photos 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, also), I’m going to be carrying out 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 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 after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will ultimately determine that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are yet another obvious example of a time-certain phenomenon and even though I am definitely not a style expert, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did ladies truly put on those weird skirts that are quick in the front, and extended in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that every person has a single, which undoubtedly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious focus riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (amongst other factors, that tends to make it extremely effortless for me to photograph them without having 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 assist asking yourself whether this kind of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last factor: I’ve designed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every day, and the most recent portion 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 link to Ed’s every-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I ought to certainly pay a visit to 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 e mail me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

New Yorkers like green walls

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Some cool Eye Tattoos images:

New Yorkers like green walls
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Waverly Location, in between Fifth Avenue and University Spot, in Greenwich Village

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a really straightforward notion: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. 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 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 will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s a single more modest detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken a lot more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I do not anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be capable to make an objective choice of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to pick the tiny subset of each-block images 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 idea when or 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 am hoping that I’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will find 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 is not recognizable to a person from another component of the nation, or an additional portion of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some photographs exactly where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, retailers, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually searching at the images about five years later, and being stunned by how significantly had changed. Little by small, store by shop, day by day, items change … and when you have been about as long as I have, it’s even more wonderful to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &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 each-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I am going to be undertaking my very best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no idea what we’re calling this decade yet). Or possibly 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 example of such a time-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I will ultimately make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are an additional apparent example of a time-distinct phenomenon and even though I am certainly not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did ladies truly 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

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that absolutely everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it appears that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious focus riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other items, that tends to make it very 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 cannot assist wondering regardless of whether this sort of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last point: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of each and every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every single day, and the most current element 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 link to Ed’s every-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about areas that I should definitely visit to get some excellent 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-walk continues, block by block …

Grow to be your dream
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 73rd Street, among 1st and 2nd Avenue

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This set of images is based on a really straightforward 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’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 is much 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, truly, there’s a single a lot more modest detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken a lot more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photos. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to choose the small subset of every single-block images 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-buddies will be, &quotI have no notion when or where that photo was taken, but it is actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I am hoping that I will uncover other, far 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 another component of the country, or one more part of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/lovely/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 enterprise establishments — and then casually looking at the pictures about five years later, and getting stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by little, store by retailer, day by day, factors alter … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it really is even much more amazing to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask oneself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, as well), I’m going to be undertaking my very best 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 however). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right 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’ll ultimately determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/designs are one more apparent example of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I’m undoubtedly not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be able to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did females really wear these weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did everybody 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 every person has 1, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate a decade ago and it seems that absolutely everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (amongst other things, that makes it really straightforward 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’t aid questioning whether or not this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last factor: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars 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 every single day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any recommendations about places that I ought to undoubtedly visit 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 email me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Panini, salami, cheese, and salads are enough to make a lot of New Yorkers smile with delight…
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Washington Street, between 13th and 14th Street, in Greenwich Village.

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This set of pictures is based on a really simple idea: stroll every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To keep away from missing something, walk 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’s a lot more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, far more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there is 1 more little detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken much more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC where I traditionally take photographs. So I do not count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, 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 utilised to pick the modest subset of every single-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I consider 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 actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who looks at it. Certainly, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m 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’s not recognizable to an individual from an additional part of the nation, or an additional portion of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photographs 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/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 enterprise establishments — and then casually looking at the pictures about five years later, and getting stunned by how a lot had changed. Small by small, retailer by store, day by day, items modify … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it really is even much more incredible to go back and look at the pictures you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these every single-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no concept what we’re calling this decade however). Or 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-specific image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll in the end decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are yet another obvious instance of a time-particular phenomenon and even although I am absolutely not a style expert, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did ladies genuinely put on these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and extended in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that every person has one, 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 focus riveted on this tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may well be going on (among other things, that makes it extremely simple 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 phone conversation). But I cannot support wondering no matter whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular final factor: I’ve produced 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 component 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 every single day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

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

If you have any recommendations about areas that I ought to absolutely visit to get some great 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 e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Some New Yorkers put on baggy pants

Monday, August 24th, 2015

A handful of nice Eye Tattoos pictures I located:

Some New Yorkers wear baggy pants
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
I have to admit that I don’t know where this was taken in Greenwich Village.

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This set of photographs is primarily based on a quite easy idea: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To keep away from missing anything, 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’s 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 is 1 much more little detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus 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 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 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 pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I will upload any photo that I believe is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it is really a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone 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’ll 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 is not recognizable to a person from an additional portion of the country, or an additional portion of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may possibly 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 bear in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually searching at the images about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Small by small, store by store, day by day, things adjust … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it really is even far more remarkable to go back and look 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 genuinely wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every-block photos 5 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 concept what we’re calling this decade but). Or perhaps they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will ultimately make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are one more apparent example of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I am certainly not a style professional, I suspected that I will be able to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually wear shirts like that? Did girls genuinely wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious focus riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it extremely effortless for me to photograph them without having 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 support questioning no matter whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last point: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it every day, and the most recent portion 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 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 need to definitely pay a visit to to get some excellent photographs, 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-walk continues, block by block …

New Yorkers have private jokes. You would not comprehend.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Some cool Music Tattoos pictures:

New Yorkers have private jokes. You would not understand.
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Prince, amongst Mott &amp Elizabeth, in the SoHo district of Manhattan.

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This set of pictures is based on a very basic notion: 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 walk 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 will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there is 1 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 photos, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. 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 looking at.

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

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some photos 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’m hoping that I’ll 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 is not recognizable to someone from another component of the nation, or yet another element of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may be some photos exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no thought that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually searching at the pictures about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by tiny, retailer by store, day by day, items change … and when you’ve been about as long as I have, it’s even far more amazing to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did men and women actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be searching at these each and every-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps 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 concept what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-distinct image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will in the end determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are another clear example of a time-specific phenomenon and even even though I’m absolutely not a style expert, I suspected that I will be in a position to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely wear shirts like that? Did women genuinely 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 men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has one particular, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious focus riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that might be going on (among other items, that makes it really effortless for me to photograph them without having 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 aid wondering regardless of whether this sort of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

If you have any ideas about places that I ought to definitely check out to get some great 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 e mail me straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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


Music Tattoos

Image by |Digital|Denial|

New Yorkers agree with this statement … even even though they are not quite positive what it implies

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Check out these Music Tattoos photos:

New Yorkers agree with this statement … even even though they’re not very sure what it signifies
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was taken on the corner of 54th Street and 11th Avenue (as you can confirm by seeking at the street-sign on the extreme left side of the photo), on a glaring-vibrant, but bitter-cold, afternoon in early March 2014. specifically one month prior to I ultimately finished editing and uploading the photo to Flickr.

I have to admit: I really don’t know what this sign signifies. But it does not matter … or, turning it around, it really does matter. Due to the fact every little thing matters.

Especially here in New York …

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This set of pictures is primarily based on a extremely simple idea: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To keep away from missing anything, 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that is much 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, actually, there is a single a lot more tiny detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken a lot more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I do not 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 looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to choose the tiny subset of each-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I’ll 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 thought when or where that photo was taken, but it really is actually 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 images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who looks at it. Clearly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll uncover other, a lot 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 is not recognizable to somebody from yet another part of the nation, or one more portion of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some images exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, retailers, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about five years later, and being stunned by how significantly had changed. Tiny by small, shop by store, day by day, issues change … and when you have been around as long as I have, it really is even a lot more remarkable to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did individuals actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these each and every-block images 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, as well), I’m going to be undertaking my best 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 thought what we’re calling this decade however). Or maybe they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll in the end decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are another apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I’m absolutely not a style 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 girls truly put on those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another example: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has one, which definitely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may be going on (among other issues, that tends to make it very straightforward 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 phone conversation). But I can’t help wondering no matter 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.

Oh, 1 final point: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each and every day’s photo-stroll. I will be updating it each and every day, and the most recent component of my each and every-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it every single day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any recommendations about places that I ought to absolutely 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 email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Well, of course the New Yorkers are laughing at this behavior. What did you count on?

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A handful of good Woman Tattoos images I found:

Properly, of course the New Yorkers are laughing at this behavior. What did you count on?
Woman Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the corner of Spring &amp Mott Street, in the SoHo district of Manhattan.

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This set of images is primarily based on a quite simple idea: stroll each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To steer clear of missing anything, walk 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 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 will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, a lot more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there’s 1 more small detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly concentrate on the initial of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken a lot more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus yet another numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various 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 pictures, 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 utilized to pick the modest subset of each and every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I will 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 concept when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it is actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with spot, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Certainly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll discover 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’s not recognizable to an individual from another portion of the nation, or one more component of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some photos where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer may well 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, retailers, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually hunting at the photographs about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Little by little, retailer by shop, day by day, items change … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even much more remarkable to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did folks truly put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these each and every-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), 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 concept what we’re calling this decade yet). Or maybe 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 example of such a time-certain image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will ultimately determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are an additional clear instance of a time-distinct phenomenon and even although I am definitely not a fashion professional, I suspected that I’ll be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we actually put on shirts like that? Did ladies truly wear these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that people 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 entire conscious focus riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it quite effortless for me to photograph them with out their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t aid asking yourself no matter whether this kind of social behavior will look bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

If you have any ideas about locations that I ought to undoubtedly go to to get some very good photographs, 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 …

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

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Verify out these Eye Tattoos photos:

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

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

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 …

Most New Yorkers have in no way heard of Houston Hall

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A couple of good Eye Tattoos images I identified:

Most New Yorkers have never heard of Houston Hall
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on West Houston Street, near the corner of 7th Ave in Greenwich Village.

If you have not heard of it, Houston Hall is a massive pub and beer hall in the West Village. A lot more information here:

www.houstonhallny.com

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

This set of photos is primarily based on a very simple concept: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. 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 far more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s a lot 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, in fact, there’s a single more little detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot pictures, I will have taken more than 8,000 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 where I traditionally take pictures. So I never 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 seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to pick the small subset of each and every-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-friends will be, &quotI have no thought when or where that photo was taken, but it is truly a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third requires time. I am hoping that I will take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who looks at it. Naturally, 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, a lot 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 part of the nation, or yet another part of the planet, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may well be some pictures exactly where a &quotnon-neighborhood&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, shops, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually seeking at the pictures about five years later, and getting stunned by how significantly had changed. Little by small, store by shop, day by day, things adjust … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it is even more remarkable to go back and appear at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it really 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 photos 5 or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, as well), I am going to be undertaking my very best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no thought what we’re calling this decade yet). Or possibly 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-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll ultimately choose that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are an additional apparent example of a time-particular phenomenon and even though I am undoubtedly not a fashion 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 genuinely put on shirts like that? Did women truly wear those weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another example: I am fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which surely wasn’t accurate 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 (amongst other factors, that makes it extremely straightforward for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t assist asking yourself no matter whether this type of social behavior will appear 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, a single final issue: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of every single day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each day, and the most recent component 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 every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any ideas about places that I must definitely visit 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 directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

New Yorkers like to stroll their dogs

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A handful of good Eye Tattoos images I found:

New Yorkers like to walk their dogs
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
The lady that you will see at the end of this tiny video clip had obviously seen the other guy, with his 4 small dogs … and she veered off to stand against the building wall (off the left side of the frame) for a couple of moments till he and his dogs had gone previous …

By the way, this video was shot with my new iPhone6. If you want to see other images and videos taken with that camera/telephone, as nicely as an explanation of why I am doing it, take a look at

www.flickr.com/photographs/yourdon/sets/72157647801938385/

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

This set of photographs is primarily based on a extremely basic notion: stroll each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To stay away from missing something, 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 walk 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, a lot more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s one particular a lot more tiny 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 photographs, I will have taken more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC where I traditionally take photographs. So I don’t count on to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I’ll be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to pick the small subset of every single-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I’ll upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-pals will be, &quotI have no notion when or where that photo was taken, but it’s truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone who appears at it. Naturally, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Constructing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I’ll discover other, far 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 an individual from another part of the nation, or another part of the globe, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some images where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the photographs about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by little, store by shop, day by day, items change … and when you have been around as long as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and look at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask your self, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did individuals actually wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these every-block photographs five or ten years from now (and perhaps you will be, too), I am going to be performing my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no idea what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll eventually 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’m undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I will be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really wear shirts like that? Did women truly wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another example: I am fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which undoubtedly wasn’t accurate 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 something else that may well be going on (among other items, that tends to make it very straightforward 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 help questioning whether this kind of social behavior will look 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.

Oh, a single final point: I’ve produced a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it every day, and the most current 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 link to Ed’s each and every-block progress by way of Manhattan

If you have any ideas about areas that I must absolutely pay a visit to to get some good 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-stroll continues, block by block …

New Yorkers like to bring their dogs along when they have brunch at an outdoor cafe

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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New Yorkers like to bring their dogs along when they have brunch at an outside cafe
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on W. 4th amongst 10th &amp Charles

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This set of photos is primarily based on a quite straightforward concept: walk each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To keep away from missing anything, stroll each sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’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, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, in fact, there is one more small detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually concentrate on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot images, I will have taken far more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional many thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I don’t count on 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 looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the modest subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Initial, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, &quotI have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it really is actually a terrific picture!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m 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 an individual from one more portion of the country, or one more part of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there might be some photos where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no concept that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually looking at the images about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Small by small, store by retailer, day by day, items adjust … and when you have been about as extended as I have, it is even far more remarkable 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 people actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be seeking at these every-block images five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), 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 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 soon after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will eventually make a decision that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/styles are an additional apparent example of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I am absolutely 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 really wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

An additional instance: I am fascinated by the interactions that folks have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everybody has 1, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious focus riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (amongst other things, 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’t support questioning regardless of 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 directly into our eyeballs.

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

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

If you have any recommendations about places that I ought to certainly go to 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

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

New Yorkers like to cross their legs when they stand at a street corner. I don’t know why…
Eye Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on Second Avenue and 63rd Street.

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

This set of pictures is primarily based on a quite basic notion: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what occurs. To keep away from missing vanything, 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 is 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, actually, there is one far more tiny detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photographs, I will have taken more than 8,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different 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 images, and hope that I will be in a position to make an objective choice of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the modest subset of every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies 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 entails time. I’m hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody 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 uncover other, much 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 is not recognizable to somebody from one more element of the nation, or one more part of the globe, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so intriguing/stunning/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually hunting at the pictures about five years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Tiny by little, shop by retailer, day by day, items change … and when you have been around as lengthy as I have, it’s even far more wonderful 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 folks actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be seeking at these every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my very best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they have been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no concept what we’re calling this decade but). Or perhaps they will 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-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I’ll eventually choose that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/types are an additional obvious example of a time-specific phenomenon and even though I am undoubtedly not a style specialist, I suspected that I’ll be capable to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we really put on shirts like that? Did girls really put on those weird skirts that are short in the front, and extended in the back? Did every person in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Another example: I am fascinated by the interactions that men and women have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious consideration riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (among other factors, that makes it very simple 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 telephone conversation). But I cannot assist questioning no matter whether this type of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … specifically if our cellphones have turn out to be so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last issue: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of every day’s photo-stroll. I’ll be updating it each and every day, and the most recent part of my each and 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 hyperlink to Ed’s each-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any suggestions about locations that I must undoubtedly go to to get some very good 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 straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

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