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Monthly Archives: April 2012

A few months ago when I shot the interior of Grand Central Terminal using A Minolta CLE and Ilford HP5 Plus film, I needed to head outside to finish the roll. This is one of the shots I grabbed, from an overpass hard by the East River that looks straight down 42nd Street looking west.

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I doubt Instagram needs any more introduction after Facebook bought the company for $1 billion in cash and stock a few weeks ago, but for those unaware, Instagram is an app for iPhones, and more recently also for Android phones, that allows users to share images quickly and easily to an online social community. It […]

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The NFL draft starts this evening and these folks were lined up outside Radio City Music Hall last night, waiting to get wristbands that allows them entry tonight. I like football, but find that watching the draft is less interesting than watching paint that’s already dry. Obviously these folks disagree. I hope they’re all happy […]

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According to the mural, “Mom” passed in 2009, and my web research indicates that the “M&M Variety Hardware” store closed sometime between fall 2010 and fall 2011. The “In Memory of Mom” moral on the roll down gate was done by local muralist Chico, who also does a rotating series of murals on the wall […]

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  This is my second shot from last weekend’s urbex shoot in Staten Island. That’s Jose Vazquez kneeling just by the open door. I have to give him credit  for this. He was set up for his shot when I decided to set up behind him. I was going to wait for him to finish, but […]

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This statue is on display in the courtyard of the Church of the Transfiguration in Chinatown, NYC. The church was originally built by Lutherans in 1801. That Lutheran congregation, whose history goes back to 1749, was riven by disputes over doctrine and language, and the building was sold to Episcopalians in 1810.  As the neighborhood […]

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This is one of the smaller streets in Manhattan, just one block long and fairly narrow. Mosco Street was formerly known as Cross Street. It was longer than it is today, and was part of the infamous “Five Points” intersection and neighborhood once notoriously known for  riots, criminal gangs, and infectious diseases. Today, Mosco Street feels […]

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Last week I was invited by a group of New York area photographers active on Google Plus to take part in an excursion to an abandoned community on Staten Island. The trip was planned and led by Jose Vazquez, and also included Angel Figueroa, Howard Gaines, Mike Marin, and kora foto morgana.  It was a […]

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I went out to Chinatown this morning. The sky was overcast, so the light was a bit disappointing, but some good shot opportunities still presented themselves. These two toys in a store on Mott Street caught my eye.

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