Saturday, December 31, 2011

Its All Here

Just about every classic architectural New York City feature is composed in this photo. Taken on Nassau Street, near Fulton in Lower Manhattan.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Its Sexy…

Time has been a commodity that has been in short supply as of late, so in response to this, many of my photographs have been taken in my own neighborhood.  This shot is no exception.

Taken near De Kalb in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Anyone familiar with this blog probably knows that candid shots don't make regular appearances. I have trouble being discreet in just about everything I do and lets not even discuss my timing, but I do like the way this one came out. Taken in my neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Invocation of the Two Way Dialog, OR: Sophomoric Display via a Sharpie


Let embark on yet another journey of that which is fit for the lowest common denominator.  Ad defacement is a way of life in the New York City subway system.  Their presence in the system proper is so ubiquitous in fact, that these defacements are really the only reason I notice the ads to begin with.  Some of these graffiti artists that end up getting busted make claims that what they do goes beyond mere vandalism of public property, but since we get bombarded with these ads, they claim to turn them into a two way dialog.  I, yours truly, doesn’t quite know about that, but I will tell you that some of these lowbrow scrawlings have been known to lighten up my commute.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, some of the material here may be considered offensive by some individuals.  If you are one of those types, you may want to look away from this one.

Ooooooh, how subversive.  You could have just drawn a basic phallus and left it at that, but you sir (assuming the artist is male) are a complicated man.  Admittedly, I do kind of see the logic in this; the expression of the subject bares that of a subtle wince of someone who is receiving micturition from a third party (relationship notwithstanding).

More vulgar subway a defacements involving women!  This ‘gem’ was found at station in my very own neighborhood.  Hmmm, I wonder what the artist is trying to express here?  Perhaps it’s someone conveying their dissatisfaction with the crass commercialization of Christmas?  Maybe it’s the work of a tortured misogynistic soul who compulsively scrawls on subway ads?  Could it be a sophomoric teenager with Satan worshiping tendencies sporting a broad tipped sharpie?  Either way, how could I once again resist the lowest common denominator.  Needless to say, you will probably have to view this photo large.

Air travel with an enlightened, accepting philosophy.  Forget politics and legislative changes promoting equality, the only thing the LGBT community really needs is someone with a sharpie riding on the C Train.  This photo should also be viewed large to see the detail.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Post-Parade 7th Avenue Wondering

About the time we completed our Thanksgiving lunch on 6th Avenue, the Parade was clearing out on 7th.  The street was still blocked off and people were taking advantage of that…

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Autumn Come to Coney Island


Coney Island can become extremely crowded during the hotter days of the year, but now…Its quite serene.  Walk around in mid November  at sunset and you will find fisherman, joggers, and fellow photographers.

I definitely wanted to get a shot of waves breaking and Steeplechase Pier in the background.  What I didn’t want to do was underestimate the tide and have freezing water soak me up to my knees (which, if you haven’t figured out already, happened).

Many of the shops (including Ruby’s) along the boardwalk are in the process of being evicted to make room for development.

Jetty and Seagull I

Jetty and Seagull II

I offer my apologies for the sparse blogging, I’ve been crazy busy as of late.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Light paint attempt, exposure fail.  I had the shutter improperly configured, so the effect was very faint.  I did however, like the way the shot came out, so I kept it.  Taken in the 5 Pointz/Court Square area of Queens.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

G Tain Rocks

Any regular of this blog can tell you, I love grime.  I deliver to you, the discriminating viewer, yet another scene from the Crosstown Line; the best damn subway line in the city of New York!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Twilight Sidewalk

Its gets a little cold and dark under the 7 train (noisy too).  Taken in the Court Square area of Long Island City, Queen.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Homer Simpson Malady

Eh a Homer, don't think the nuclear power plant is right for you. This shot was taken with some friends (links to their Flickr Photostreams below), who are in town to document Occupy Wall Street. They introduced me to light painting, which admittedly, I've never tried until now. Its requires lots of extra gear and prep work, but its a blast.

Friday, October 14, 2011

One Way to the Moon

Yes Alice, Ralph never made good on his blustery, empty threats to send you there, but must you goad him so? Putting humorous portrayals of threats of domestic violence by classic icons aside, this was taken at the location stated in the photo in the Long Island City area of Queens.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Its Bad...

Waiting here for the next train to arrive for 45 minutes at 2 AM is bad, but this the abandoned platform where Michael Jackson shot the 'I'm bad' music video. This platfrom also served as terminus for special express train service to JFK several years ago. Shot at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn in downtown Brooklyn.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Old IRT Style Station

The Lobby on the Brooklyn Bridge bound side of the 33rd Street station on the Lexington Avenue Line.  This is a local only station which the 6 train services and was opened in 1904.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Its amazing what you can do when you expose for 20 seconds, f/32, oh and [most importantly] a dirty lens... Taken from Kings Highway in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn

Monday, September 26, 2011

Set Coordinates to ESB, Maximum Warp


Taken from the Kings Highway stop along the Brighton Line in Midwood, Brooklyn.  This photo should be viewed large, click the image to do so.


For some reason, this reminds me of Super Mario Bros 3.; well, that dates me.  Taken on Spring Street in Soho, Manhattan.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Choose your Weapon

Take from the Williamsburg Bridge Plaza bus terminal on the South Side of Williamsburg.

You Be the Sun

As fun as it would be to be a large ball of fusion reactions, if I were the sun, I would kill everything and everyone in my presence. And while I'm being completely literal here, I can't seem to place this quote with Gandhi. If anyone can confirm my (in)correctness I would be much appreciative!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Ominous Bodega


The local bodega and deli, the ubiquitous New York City icon.  They tend to get a bad reputation for being over priced or unclean.  I find them quite useful for late night convenience and don’t go in with the same expectations of a full size grocery store.  I came up with the idea of this humor-themed post when I joined and added photos to a few groups on Flickr centering around Bodegas.

Bed Stuy, Do or Deli.  This bodega is around to corner of my apartment; I was fiending for a zebra cake around 2am (and yes, I was completely sober) when I came upon this scene.  I knew immediately that my partially hydrogenated snack run was canceled, making the best of it, I pulled out my camera and snapped this photograph; I did so quite stealthily, owing to the fact that the NYPD is not exactly the most camera friendly organization in existence.

Do Not Resuscitate Deli.  This bodega is located in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn on 4th Avenue.  I spotted the D, N, and R trains and along came the title.

God Bless Deli.  Some people may see ‘God Bless’ as comforting, but I tend to view it as alarming.  Think about it, God Bless, like God Speed is something that many would say to someone that's about to embark on some risky endeavor like going into battle, having heart surgery, or riding a bicycle in New York City.  Taken from Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Terminal Deli.  Yeah, I know, I recently used this one…  Taken in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Guard Dog Deli.  Muscular dog, ready to pounce on and maul unsuspecting shoplifters.  Taken on Myrtle Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Local Militia Deli.  Gotta keep ‘King of England out of your face’ – Borrowed from Krusty the Clown.  Taken near Broadway and 9th in Manhattan.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I've seen many examples of people attempting to create a two-way dialogue with the MTA service changes that greet you on night and weekends.  What can only be described as an entity that slightly resembles Slimer, questioning its merit; that would be a first.  Taken from the Bedford-Nostrand subway station, one of the few stations in my neighborhood.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Myrtle Platform

The platform of the Myrtle Avenue subway station in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  This station is one of three in relatively close proximity of where I live; I come here when I need to catch the J, Z, or M trains into the city or to JFK.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Diamond in the Rough

Bored waiting for the bus?  Take our your camera.  Some of my finest shots have been taken while waiting for a bus.  This could only happen of course, when I finally remembered to carry my camera with me today.  Taken at the corner of Bowery and Hester, near Little Italy, err, becoming more of Chinatown everyday.

Saturday, September 10, 2011