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New Yorkers are content individuals — so who is the grumpy woman in the background?
Woman Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken on 20th Street and 8th Avenue.

Admit it: you can not support smiling when you see the couple on the left. So why is the lady on the right so grumpy? Following all, the sign says it is &quothappy hour.&quot

Note: I chose this as my &quotphoto of the day&quot for Jun 27, 2014.

Note: this photo was published in an Oct 17, 2014 weblog titled &quotfive reasons why you mustn’t reveal your salary to your partner 😛.&quot


This set of photos is primarily based on a very straightforward concept: walk each and every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what takes place. To stay away from 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’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 1 much more modest detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really focus on the first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken far more than eight,000 photos on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the different spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take photographs. So I don’t anticipate to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot images, and hope that I’ll be in a position 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 photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, I will upload any photo that I feel is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no notion when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third entails time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some pictures that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, 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, far 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 another portion of the country, or one more element of the world, I know that that is New York!&quot And there might be some images exactly where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer might say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/lovely/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing different shops, retailers, restaurants, and enterprise establishments — and then casually searching at the images about five years later, and becoming stunned by how considerably had changed. Small by tiny, retailer by retailer, day by day, items alter … and when you’ve been about as extended as I have, it really is even much more amazing to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it really like that back then? Seriously, did folks genuinely wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be looking at these every-block pictures five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I am going to be carrying out 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 idea 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.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I do not know if I will in the end determine that they are worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are an additional apparent instance of a time-specific phenomenon and even although I’m definitely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we genuinely put on shirts like that? Did women genuinely put on these weird skirts that are quick in the front, and long in the back? Did absolutely everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that every person has a single, which surely 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 tiny box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may be going on (among other things, that tends to make it very straightforward 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 not assist questioning no matter whether this sort of social behavior will look 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 straight into our eyeballs.

Oh, 1 final point: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise information of each day’s photo-stroll. I’ll 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 each day to see 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 recommendations about places that I should undoubtedly pay a visit to to get some good 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 straight at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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