The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Posts tagged “Street

A Cobblestone Journey

Cobblestone Road

I can only imagine what it would have been like to travel on such roads.


Perfect Parking Space.

Somewhere in England, the owner of that car found the perfect parking space
– just outside the front door.


Manhattan


Manhattan in B&W and Color.


Heading to Work

You can’t dress as a clown unless you really ARE a clown.


Traveling in London

 It’s something you don’t see often,  a bicycle with a carry container in the front loaded with kids.


Children are Children

A group portrait taken back in the 1970’s in my hometown Paterson, NJ (home of the great Lou Costello).


My New Neighbors

Need I say more?


British Philosophy

Some British philosophy from a trip to England. Highly recommended.


My Hometown

A street scene from Paterson, NJ around 1970.


Indecision

Doesn’t know which hat to wear, so he wears all of them.


Waiting for the Beatles

London, England

The right place at the wrong time. (My life in a nutshell.)


Gridlock in Gotham

Gridlock in Gotham, New York City

Gridlock in Gotham. Looking west on 42nd Street in New York City, cars, people and congestion fill the area.


The Dress…

dress, apartment building, new york city, fire escape

…hanging outside of a window.
Found while walking in New York City.


The Dress…

dress, apartment building, new york city, fire escape

…hanging outside of a window.
Found while walking in New York City.


Gridlock in Gotham

Gridlock in Gotham, New York City

Gridlock in Gotham. Looking west on 42nd Street in New York City, cars, people and congestion fill the area.


Trafalgar Square

Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London, England, Double Decker Bus

A view of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square, London.


Dressing for Work

Clown

We all have our business suits. For me, it depends on my photography assignment. If I am heading off to a warehouse, I wear jeans. If I am meeting with a corporate client to discuss a project, I might wear a tie or business casual. Then we have the gentleman in the photograph. I didn’t see a circus nearby so questions are raised. Is he a banker or a panhandler with an attitude? Which brings up another thought. Dressing incorrectly for a job can get you in a lot of trouble. If I were a banker and showed up naked or dressed as a woman, I would probably be fired on the spot. But if I showed up dressed as a clown, I would also probably be fired. Why? I’m not naked or wearing a dress. The color scheme is loud but it’s not provocative. It could be stated that it’s conservative. I do have a tie on. So there we have it. You can’t dress as a clown unless you really ARE a clown. Isn’t that discrimination?


The Fire Escape

fire escape, apartment building

Years ago I lived in an apartment building with a fire escape.

The photograph was made of one in a New York City building


Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall, New York City

A view of Radio City Music Hall, New York City from a nearby skyscraper.
It’s a busy 6th Avenue during the holidays.


50 Years Ago Today….

london, beatles, abbey road

…the Beatles came to America.
2 years ago we went to Abbey Road.


The 1970’s

Candid Street Portrait
We all have our past. My ¬†youth was spent in the 1960’s and 70’s. Most of my friends were musicians. I wasn’t one. I was the filmmaker-photographer with an emphasis on “filmmaker”. In practical terms what that means today, is I have photographs of my friends, but not enough of them. I pulled out these images recently, reconnected with the old gang on facebook and they have greatly enjoyed seeing themselves. What I wish is that I had taken more pictures. A lot more.
The young man above was Keith. He was a talented guitar player but a horrendous cameraman. In 1970 I was working on my film “The Blitz”. It’s about a young man (me) who found a Puerto Rican genie (another close friend) who grants him a wish – to become Hitler. It was a silent comedy movie with music. Filming of the movie was “unorganized” as you can imagine. The movie was made when my friends were available. And on one day, Keith was available. He was enlisted as the cameraman and filmed my co-star and me as we traveled into downtown Paterson, NJ and pretended to attack a department store. (Imagine trying to do that in today’s world.)
When the film was processed Keith’s talents as a movie cameraman were evident (not too good) but the scenes were hilarious anyway. When I made the sequel to The Blitz I employed his talents as an actor instead.


A Cobblestone Journey

Cobblestone Road

A photograph from a self-published calendar from several years ago. I can only imagine what it would have been like to travel on such roads. I am truly of product of 21st century America and our “smooth” (most of the time) road system.


Phantom

The world through the eyes of a spirit.


Perfect Parking Space.

Somewhere in England, the owner of that car found the perfect parking space
– just outside the front door.