Monday, May 31, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 132

Crown Heights serenade:

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I also tried out the video function on my camera for the first time. When compressed by Flickr it looks a little jumpy, but here's a general idea of what it looks like:



Time to do something worthwhile with it.

Photo du Jour: Day 131

My friend Mike visited this weekend and I promised he would make an appearance on Photo du Jour. He appears here on the Staten Island Ferry.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 130

Park Ranger Alberto Correa at Ft. Totten in Queens:

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The place looked vaguely familiar, probably due to its appearance in the video for "Run This Town":



My other assignment today was to accompany a reporter as she interviewed the family of Yu Yao, the Chinese student who was fatally beaten and raped in Queens last week. The victim's mother, uncle, cousin and cousin's arrived in the U.S. this week to claim her body. After the interview, the family looked at a binder of news clippings about the attack from New York's Chinese-language papers.

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My primary task at the interview was to photocopy a portrait of the victim provided by the family:

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Photo du Jour: Day 129

My entryway at 1:30 a.m. when I'm coming home from work and don't want to hunt for a good picture:

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 127

Not sure what I'm looking at here. A flying goldfish with a sword?

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 126

I've had lamer ideas, though none come to mind at the moment.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 125

Never underestimate the quality of light in a Queens tenement:

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 124

Bohemian Hall beer garden in Astoria:

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Photo du Jour: Day 123

Annual fair at St. Demetrios Church in Astoria.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 122

What you don't want to see before going to bed:

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 121

Recessionary sports medicine:

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 120

Street fair in front of St. Demetrios Church in Astoria.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 119

Laundry day, and a problem as old as civilization:

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Photo du Jour: Day 118

A digital Post-it note reminding myself to do something with this light in the future.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 117

A friend's basement apartment in Manhattan:

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(I didn't have my camera yesterday and had to resort to an iPhone.)

Photo du Jour: Day 116

Astoria:

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 115

"I have often asked myself whether those days on which we are forced to be indolent are not just the ones we pass in profoundest activity? Whether all our doing, when it comes later, is not only the last reverberation of a great movement which takes place in us on those days of inaction." - Rilke

Here's the product of yesterday's indolence:

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Still waiting for that great movement...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 114

If I haven't started creeping out these drivers, I will soon.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 113

"Not a drop of rain touched his glossy form, and he was off, smoothly, immaculately, into the swarm of red taillights heading down Park Avenue."

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 112

Fourteen months in this place and this - a painting of bananas by Mythili - is the extent of my decoration:

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P.S. Apologies if the photo subjects become more autobiographical and, therefore, more banal. With the new desk job, I'm struggling to carve out photo time.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 111

The apartment building designed by Jean Nouvel at 19th Street and 11th Ave. in Manhattan.

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 107

I'm always looking for discreet ways to make portraits of people. Nothing's more discreet than photographing a video feed of someone from 200 feet away.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 106

Looks like someone was wearing my slippers earlier in the day:

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 105

Looking down from the High Line in Manhattan:

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Photo du Jour: Day 104

"The Hangover"

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 103

The wedding of Mark Heyman and Diana Fithian, at the Foundry in Long Island City, where I was happily only a guest:

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 102

From the annals of hard-hitting photojournalism, two pictures from a real estate shoot for the Daily News:

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