Street Photography: 210 West 14th Street

In a previous blog post, I described my experience revisiting West 14th Street, an area I frequented many years ago when I worked in the music industry.  Although the area has changed, I photographed a residential building — number 200 — that stood on West 14th for over one hundred years. As I continued walkingContinue reading “Street Photography: 210 West 14th Street”

Street Photography: 200 West 14th Street

It’s been a while since I have posted any street photography work.  It’s easy to get backed up especially as I was starting a new National Park Service commission that gave rise to some artistic and technical and challenges.  Now that so much of the world is under some sort of quarantine, the commission isContinue reading “Street Photography: 200 West 14th Street”

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: 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: Caught Looking

Parliament Funkadelic. That was what I thought of when I saw the fellow on the right and decided to take the photograph. Or did I take the photograph because of the coziness I felt from the coffee shop? I no longer remember even though I created the image less than a month ago. And myContinue reading “Street Photography: Caught Looking”

Street Photography: Dexter

It wasn’t easy getting this portrait. I was walking down Sixth Avenue last October and my ears were immediately drawn to the metallically percussive tones of the steel drums. I play several instruments and the steel drums (or steel pans) have been one of the many I have long wanted to learn – along withContinue reading “Street Photography: Dexter”

Portrait of a Father

His son Joaquin, was murdered last year. On Valentine’s Day. Only 17 years old. So, too, was another student. And another. And another. And another… 17 students and staff members in total, all at one time. It took 9 minutes for Joaquin Oliver and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to became part of a darkContinue reading “Portrait of a Father”

Street Photography: Perspective

© 2019 Xiomaro.com Sometimes things don’t appear as they are. These two musicians were part of a band of Brooklyn hipsters playing ditties from the 1920s. They played very well and I took several photographs of them in action. Now as a musician myself, I can attest that we tend to like loud volumes. TheContinue reading “Street Photography: Perspective”

Street Photography: Caught Looking

© 2019 Xiomaro.com I have a small camera and I’m pretty stealthy in getting my shots. But sooner or later, everyone gets caught. It was not until after I viewed the photograph in my studio that I realized he was looking straight at me. And, thinking back at the occasion, I know why. I wasContinue reading “Street Photography: Caught Looking”

Oingo Boingo

Back in the 1980s, one of my favorite bands was Oingo Boingo, a quirky alt-rock outfit from Los Angeles. I first saw them on the short-lived comedy show Fridays. Other new talents on that program included Larry David and Michael Richards, better known for Seinfeld. Thanks to Arthur Field, who I befriended after my bandContinue reading “Oingo Boingo”