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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on W 12th St, close to 8th Ave in Greenwich Village.

Note: for some cause, this photo was published in a Mar 10, 2015 weblog titled &quotWHY DATING IN NEW ORLEANS IS Diverse THAN Anywhere ELSE IN THE Country.&quot


This set of photos is based on a quite straightforward idea: walk each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid 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 walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s much more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, really, there is one particular more small detail: leave the photographs 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 far 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 a variety of spots in NYC where I traditionally take pictures. So I never anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot pictures, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilized to pick the small subset of every single-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Very first, I will upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and 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 truly a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I am hoping that I will take some photographs that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anyone 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 locate 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 yet another element of the country, or one more component of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some images where a &quotnon-local&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I don’t forget wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually seeking at the pictures about 5 years later, and becoming stunned by how a lot had changed. Little by little, shop by shop, day by day, things modify … and when you’ve been around as lengthy as I have, it is even far more remarkable to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it truly like that back then? Seriously, did folks really put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I’m going to be undertaking my greatest to capture scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no notion what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years following 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-distinct image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I will in the end decide that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/types are one more apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I’m absolutely not a fashion specialist, I suspected that I will be capable to look at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did females actually put on those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did every person 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 one particular, which undoubtedly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious interest riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may possibly be going on (among other factors, that tends to make it extremely simple for me to photograph them with no 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 not help asking yourself whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one particular last issue: I’ve created 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 current component of my every single-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it each and every day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this hyperlink

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

If you have any ideas about locations that I must undoubtedly go to to get some great photos, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your little corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can e mail me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

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