Some cool Woman Tattoos photos:

Vacationers devote as well much time yakking and drinking, and not adequate time photographing
Woman Tattoos

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


This set of pictures is based on a quite simple idea: walk each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To stay away from missing something, 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’s more than I am willing to commit to at this point, and I will leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, much more adventurous photographers.

Oh, truly, there’s a single much more small detail: leave the photographs alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly concentrate on the 1st of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken much more than 8,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the a variety of spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I don’t anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photos, and hope that I will be able to make an objective choice of the ones worth searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to pick the tiny subset of every single-block photographs that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I think is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies 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 place, and the third entails time. I am hoping that I’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to any individual who appears at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Creating 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 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 element of the nation, or yet another part of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may possibly say, &quotI had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so exciting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing numerous shops, shops, restaurants, and organization establishments — and then casually looking at the photos about 5 years later, and getting stunned by how much had changed. Small by little, store by retailer, day by day, items modify … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it’s even much more amazing to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it genuinely like that back then? Seriously, did folks actually put on bell-bottom jeans?&quot

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

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I will ultimately determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are yet another obvious instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I am absolutely not a style expert, I suspected that I will be able to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely put on shirts like that? Did ladies truly put on these weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that everyone has a single, which surely wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that everybody walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious attention riveted on this small box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (amongst other factors, that makes it very easy for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I cannot aid questioning whether or not this kind of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have grow to be so miniaturized that they are incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

If you have any suggestions about locations that I need to absolutely go to to get some excellent 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-stroll continues, block by block …