Sunday, February 28, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 41

Sometimes when I'm in Harlem, I feel bad when I see the steady creep of gentrification. Other times, I see a guy who's been shot midday on a Sunday in the middle of the street.

A brief explanation: I was on 132nd street for an assignment when I heard a few loud pops. Down the street some people scattered and I saw this guy sitting here by himself. After about 30 seconds his friends returned to him.

Unsurprisingly, they didn't want their pictures taken and let me know it. So I then backed off for a bit out of consideration and definitely not because I am a huge wimp. When the cops got close his friends left and I returned to taking pictures.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 40

Employees and customers at San Antonia Bakery II in Astoria watched TV reports of the earthquake in Chile. The bakery's owner and staff, and many of its customers, are Chilean.

Photo du Jour: Day 39

I hope the meter wasn't running:

Light courtesy of Madison Square Garden's LED marquee:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 38

These streets will inspire you. To stay inside.

Photo du Jour: Day 37


Ballet at Lincoln Center:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 36

Break, the billiards parlor in my neighborhood:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 35

Our Lady of Hope church in Middle Village, Queens:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 34

1) One of the more grotesque children's toys I've seen:

2) Just when I'd thought this went out of style...:

Photo du Jour: Day 33

1) Check out this cool little proscenium in the Borough Hall station. 2) Check out what happens when the Blogger image uploader takes your 500kb file and makes it a 60kb file:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 32

Come on boots, start posing:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 31

A broker at 210 West 68th Street, who uses an empty unit as his office:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 30

Here're two things you probably don't see every day:

1) Central Park mall through the windshield of a car:

2) Window repair:

Photo du Jour: Day 29

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 28

Famous last words: just a quick nap.

Thought I'd lie down for a bit before I went out shooting tonight; woke up well past midnight. I've already conceded that photos of the day can really be photos of typical waking hours. And 4am is a typical waking hour in New York, right? A 30-second exposure with streetlight:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 27

Valentine's Day Edition:

Photo du Jour: Day 26

Light from the hallway through my detective-agency-like front door. This photo du jour thing is a little challenging when you don't leave your house all day:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 25

A woman wearing an Alexander McQueen coat stood before a memorial at his store in Manhattan:

Other onlookers:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 24

Tonight's wrestling championship had me thinking of the last time I shot a sporting event: so long ago I can't remember it. I'd forgotten how bad gym lighting can be, how crappy my 70-200 is, and how thin the focal plane is at 2.8. Suffice it to say, I was rusty. I'm glad the paper only needed a few photos.

The Division A and B Dual Meet Wrestling Championships held at John Bowne High School in Flushing:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 23

I'm surprised my camera survived today:

See more of today's photos on Flickr.

Photo du Jour: Day 22

Chefs from Dos Caminos restaurant show students at Long Island City High School how they make guacamole:

Monday, February 08, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 21

Rep. Anthony Weiner at a P.C. Richard & Son in Forest Hills, promoting a cash-for-clunkers-esque stimulus program for appliances:

Photo du Jour: Day 20

Two views of Mythili having a blast at a super bowl party:

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 19

To continue my trend of people staring off camera, the bartender at Dutch Kills bar in Long Island City:

Postscript: Thanks everyone who came out for my birthday shindig. I meant this picture of the day to include us, but the booze had other ideas:

Friday, February 05, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 18

Suzie Sims-Fletcher, between portraits, in her apartment in Astoria.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 17

I'd made it eight days without posting a picture from an assignment, but will have to break my trend today in the absence of alternative photos. From a small press conference by the Flushing Business Improvement District and Flushing Chamber of Commerce, who were promoting products sold by local retailers in connection with Chinese New Year celebrations. Left: Mabel Law, director of Flushing BID. Right: Myra Baird Herce, co-president of the chamber of commerce.

Photo du Jour: Day 16

This truck is ripe for making a great photograph. In the meantime, here's this one:

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 15

Dear diary,

It snowed today.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 14

Men playing Xiangqi in lower Manhattan:

A nearby card game: