Signpainter, NYC. 8 May 2011.
Random old photo post.
I took an extremely similar photo of that gas station! I lived pretty close to it:
I love when this happens!
Above is a scan I just did of a shot from my very first roll of 120 film. I had it scanned at a local lab when I when lived in NYC but for whatever reason that lab cropped the scans into rectangles, which annoyed me greatly. Finally I can scan this roll the way it was shot. I have some stereoscopic shots to scan and a roll or two of half-frame exposures that didn’t scan right the first time around. This also may be the kick I needed to start home developing. Caffenol may be in my future.
This shot is of “Little Stonehenge” in Van Cortlandt park, where back in 1910 they tested the weathering of various stones to see which would be best suited to build Grand Central Terminal. I think they figured it out.
Found it! The photo of me with Zelda, the Battery Park turkey. Think this was summer of 2007.
A description of garbage outside the tenements of NYC from the New York Tribune, 1863. [Source]
Newspaper writing should be like this today! How epic and poetic is that?
One from the archives, the New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building.
Minolta AF-C, Lomo Xpro Chrome film.
I love coming across other people’s photos of things I’ve also taken photos of! Especially this subject, Garment Worker by Judith Weller (above, taken by Operation Film). I like it for few reasons, but mainly because it stands on 39th & 7th in NYC, just blocks from where my grandfather sold buttons after emigrating from Poland in the 30’s.
Here’s one I snapped a while back (Minolta AF-C, Lomo X-Pro Chrome 100 film):
Pom-pom on Flickr.
One from the archives. Soho, NYC, 31 July 2011.
This is a shot I took at the Lunch Hour exhibit at the NY Public library a few weeks back. I used a Minolta 7s with Ilford Delta 100 film.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but it’s also a reference to Berenice Abbott's famous Automat photo:
I love Abbott’s work so this was a truly happy accident.
Looking south across The Lake, Central Park, NYC.
This is from my recent short trip back up to NYC. Being there not as a resident but also not really as a tourist was a strange feeling, kind of like being in a weird urban limbo. I walked for miles because that’s what I miss most about living in NYC; the extreme walkability.