Sunday, February 28, 2010

Post No. 155 Fade to Black...

"Dehydrate back into minerals
a lifelong walk to the same exact spot
carbon's anniversary...
Someday you will die somehow,
and something's gonna steal your carbon..."
Modest Mouse (Parting of the Sensory)

Post No. 154 View of Tuscan Countryside?

Nyack, NY
While on a photowalk after the most recent installation of "Snowpocalypse" or "Snowmageddon" (I like to refer to this one as "Snowzilla"), I saw what is to me, an ironic, funny and interesting image. I was drawn to the juxtaposition of the fresh coating of snow against the image of the beautifully arid and warm climate of Tuscany, immortalized in the form of a fresco on the terrace wall of a local restaurant (La Fontana). At times, it's difficult to determine which scene is real and which is the painting...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Post No. 150 One in a Trillion

Nyack, NY
"There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become
Comfortably numb."
~Pink Floyd (Comfortably Numb)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Post No. 149 Blanket of White

Nyack, NY
"I walked abroad on a snowy day,
I wooed the soft snow with me to play,
She played and she melted in all her prime;
And the winter called it a dreadful crime."
~William Blake
~peace and love

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Post No. 148 Droppin' Some NYC

It's hard to be humble when it's all at your feet
And someday soon, it's gonna leave the street
They say the truth shall set you free
Well you're on parole when you're on N-Y-C
Droppin' some N-Y-C
~Blues Traveler

Monday, February 1, 2010

Post No. 146 Devohn Walker- Stylist- NYC style icon

I've always wanted to photograph Amsterdam Billiards and Bar in Union Square at night... I love the design of the art deco signage and the way the brilliant red neon illuminates the corner of 4th Ave and E. 11th Street. So, after I took the initial image (top), I decided to get closer for more detailed shots... As I walked towards the hall, I noticed a silhouetted figure in front of the neon red billiards sign (second photo). It was a cool-looking scene that I couldn't pass up on. I stepped closer, and the gentleman turned around. He was dressed immaculately, with a striking and distinctive that I had seen before, but couldn't quite picture when or where... He introduced himself as Devohn Walker. He had a pleasant and relaxed demeanor, which complimented his style perfectly. After we conversed for a few minutes, he agreed to allow me to photograph him, I snapped several more photos, including the last two you see in this post... I have to apologize to Devohn that I cut off some of his shoes in the full-body portrait. (My bad...) We exchanged emails, so I could let him know when I posted these photographs, and I was off on my way. As I walked down towards Houston to meet up with my friend, Rok, I remembered where I had seen Devohn before... in a post of the Sartorialist from October, 2008 (here's the link: ) .
Anyhow...Devohn, I hope you like the pics and be well, my friend.
~peace and love