The Ability To Remember

Shot Of The Day: July 23, 2014





QOTD: Knowing is half the battle.
— G.I. Joe

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: Libido should extend beyond one’s genitals. — TAG

Locale: Planet Earth

Equipment: Nikon D40x / Zeiss aus Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar 1Q (Preset) [top] & Nikon F65 / Nikkor 35~80mm f4/5.6 D (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110) [bottom]


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The Forgetting

Shot Of The Day: July 22, 2014





QOTD: It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
— Henry David Thoreau

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: The Death Drive is powerful, the only antidote is to remember your original face. — TAG

Locale: Merax ‘One Shot’ Photo Studio

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 & Nikon D40x / Zeiss aus Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar 1Q (Preset)


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The Deification Of Time

Shot Of The Day: July 21, 2014





QOTD: I don’t think of the future. It will come soon enough.
— Albert Einstein

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: I never knew the Parks Department numbered their lightbulbs. — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Kodak (Tamron) 80~210mm f4.5-5.6 & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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Another Death In The Forgotten Borough




STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — July 19, 2014. Photo: Reverend Al Sharpton (of the National Action Network) with Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner, at a protest held on Saturday, in the Staten Island neighborhood where Mr. Garner died while in police custody.

Eric Garner died on Thursday, July 17, while being pinned to the ground by police during an arrest – a video shot by a friend of Garner’s shows the man being choked and crying out, “I can’t breathe” several times before he stopped moving or speaking. The Saturday rally and march was attended by hundreds of Staten Islanders. Police blocked traffic on Victory Boulevard and Bay Street, in the busy Tompkinsville section of the Island, to allow the large procession to march from the Mt. Sinai church rally site to the 120 Precinct.

Two of the officers who arrested Mr. Garner are being investigated by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau – for using a chokehold on the victim.

Below: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James at the Garner protest.





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Equipment: Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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Prosaic Languages

Shot Of The Day: July 20, 2014





QOTD: Anyone who tells the truth is bound to be found out, sooner or later.
— Oscar Wilde

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Step lively, don’t tread on an analogy… — TAG

Locale: Somewhere, NY

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Kodak (Tamron) 80~210mm f4.5-5.6


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Das Lustprinzip

Shot Of The Day: July 18, 2014





QOTD: The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness.
— Erich Fromm

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: The blueberry is my favourite fruit and one of my favourite metaphors as well. — TAG

Locale: Nirvana, Staten Island

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 & Fuji FinePix Z33WP


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Between Theory And Therapy

Shot Of The Day: July 17, 2014
for Kim Carucci





QOTD: Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.
— Tehyi Hsieh

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: I was walking my dog when I saw this scenario. Never was I so glad I had a camera – and a long lens. — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F65 / Kodak (Tamron) 80~210mm f4.5-5.6 (Ilford HP5, Kodak HC-110)


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Black Horizon

Shot Of The Day: July 16, 2014





QOTD: Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
— William Dement

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: This expanse belongs to a (19)40-something era Cadillac. It’s groovy. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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Watch Me In Mirrors

Shot Of The Day: July 15, 2014





QOTD: Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: I think this is a particularly elegant design for a simple train platform. The MTA will probably replace with something more practical. — TAG

Locale: Clifton Station (East Side), Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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