Street Photography: Expression

Not all of the messages encountered on Times Square are political or weighty.  Every day, the estimated 380,000 to 450,000 people that walk through the area are bombarded with advertising.  You can double those figures for the number of eyeballs that corporations are vying for. It has provoked an arms of race of advertising thatContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

Street Photography: Expression

When I think of yesterday’s photograph in the context of the image above, it reminds me of the Newtonian law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  I was not sure if the sign was meant to be tongue in cheek. Is there really an organized political constituency of witches? Various mainstream mediaContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

Street Photography: Expression

The collisions are one of the many things that I love about New York City, especially in Times Square. It’s more than the near misses as one navigates through the crowds during rush hour. It’s also the collision of disparate cultures, languages, ethnicities, eccentricities, and political views. It makes sense. In 1904, the area wasContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

Street Photography: Expression

Town squares, town greens, and other community centers have a tradition of attracting those who wish to express themselves to a large audience through which those ideas have the best chance of getting widely disseminated. Think of the political or religious street orator perched on a soapbox. That age-old practice continues today at Times Square,Continue reading “Street Photography: Expression”