Street Photography: Expression

What a picture of these polarized times. If you’ve read my last three posts, you will know that I have been photographing architectural features in the Fifth Avenue area. On my way to those sites, I passed by Trump Tower. Across the street were these two lone protesters. Ironically, their physical positions were opposite toContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

Street Photography: Icons of New York

After photographing the Presbyterian Church and the gate detail of the Harry Winston jewelry store – both on Fifth Avenue and described in the last two posts – I walked down and took a side street. There were brownstones that seemed to be of mixed use – business and residential. One brownstone, at 13 WestContinue reading “Street Photography: Icons of New York”

Street Photography: Icons of New York

In my last post, I featured a photograph of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Across the street, a half block away, I came across an elaborately ornate entrance. The black gate appeared to be of iron and it was decorated with – if I counted correctly – 96 of these yellow-gold rosettes. As usual, IContinue reading “Street Photography: Icons of New York”

Street Photography: Icons of New York

The red sandstone of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church caught my attention. I positioned myself to photograph the tower so that its shape mirrored the angles of the blue glass skyscraper in the background. The old and the modern, the warm red bricks and the cool blue glass, the spiritual and the commercial all provideContinue reading “Street Photography: Icons of New York”

Street Photography: Times Square

This is one of those photographs where, for me, it’s both about the subject and the forms they create. It was a good jazz band and the two musicians here anchored the songs as a cohesive rhythm section. I also like the interplay of various elements. The musicians and their instruments form a dark shapeContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

Street Photography: Times Square

In addition to my fascination with hair, as described in yesterday’s post, I am also drawn to interesting clothes. This was a very colorful bunch. It was an overcast day, which made the colors pack an extra punch. These are the sort of photographs that I like to think of as “future history.” Twenty orContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

Street Photography: Broadway

Hair. What a great thing it is. There is so much one can do with it. They come in many colors – natural and dyed – shapes, sizes, heights, lengths, textures, densities, styles, and more. I’ve noticed that I have many street photographs of people with interesting hair. I suppose I have cultivated a fascinationContinue reading “Street Photography: Broadway”

Street Photography: Arm Wrestling

Well this was a new one for me. I saw these two shirtless guys huddling around this bank of trash containers. Then I noticed the third fellow and how they’re all bringing their hands together. Finally I hear one of them barking out to the crowds walking past that they are about to commence withContinue reading “Street Photography: Arm Wrestling”

Street Photography: Times Square

If a door is open, I’m inclined to take a peek. If the door is not open, then I’m inclined to wonder what lies behind it. When the National Park Service commissions me to create artistic photographic collections of their historic houses, that’s part of the charm. All the doors are opened for me andContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

Street Photography: Times Square

I first saw Anthony last year. He was wandering about in Times Square holding a sign and hollering about some dispute he was having with his landlord. I was running late to catch my train at Penn Station. And, as he was turning to walk in the opposite direction, I did not have time toContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”