February 22, 2016
Aperture Bookstore & Gallery
Train In/Out: Bridgeport & Milford, CT
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1, m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8, m.Zuiko 8mm fisheye
I started the day with an image worthy of my "interesting things people have with them in NYC" collection. :)
I sat in the Grand Central food court area and journaled when I first got to New York. A woman sitting next to me had a piece of her sandwich fall to the floor, she picked it up. A few minutes later, as she was getting ready to leave, her Pepsi can fell to the floor. I joked that it was a “Monday morning”, she agreed. She told me how she saves her cans because she drinks a ton of Pepsi. She said she was able to pay for half her Passport with can money. I made small talk back and then she left, packing up the other sandwich, etc, she had with her.
About 20 minutes later I left Grand Central and headed west on 42nd street. To my surprise, the woman I spoke with was sitting on the sidewalk (where the homeless guy with the dog usually sits - ok, he's not homeless but that's for another day to discuss). This woman I met had one of those cardboard homeless signs. It was surreal for a moment as we made eye contact and our conversation rang back in my head ("...I paid for half my passport with cans"). I just kept walking (not taking a photo).
On with the photographic journey...
I think I've been doing it wrong. This is a favorite image of the day.
Christopher Robin would not be pleased.
The (newer) 7 subway station near the Javits Center in Chelsea.
There were many "Death Avenues" in New York - they got the nickname because the steam trains use to run down the middle of the street and people would get killed left and right trying to cross the streets. Eventually they made Vanderbilt put the trains underground in the city.
I'm thinking about a Garbage Cans of New York series. This one really had style.
My destination for the day, Aperture. It's a combination photography gallery / bookstore, and Aperture.org publishes photography books. They were featuring a collection by Mickalene Thomas who I did not know of until today. My goal for the day was to peruse through some of their photography books, which I did.
My parent's den, 1970. Kidding. More of Micalene's display.
This is such an interesting art piece. Wish I understood it.
Love the split of white / black the buildings create.
Image on the left from today...inspired by my image on the right from Week 3 in Brooklyn. I think OlearIAm has the broom artist beat hands down. ;)
Ah, New York...
The future Ralph Kramden to the right?
I probably should have bought some...I think I qualify, ha ha.
Time to start documenting these before they are all gone. I saw an article that said NYC was going to turn phone booths into WiFi hotspots.
How those construction projects get started.
Saw my first Uber car today so I snapped a quick pic...Uber was the front page news on the New York Post when I got back to Grand Central.
Until the next Magic Monday!
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