Tiptoe

Shot Of The Day: May 23, 2016





QOTD: Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray. We’ll keep the showers away. And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight – will you pardon me?
— Tiny Tim
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Backstory: I used Nikon selective colouring in an idiosyncratic way – selecting hues other than those of the subject. Produces a nice surreal image rather than a cliche. IMHO of course. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Tiny Tim – Tiptoe Through The Tulips: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSXiLVsq0cI


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Astronomy Domine

Shot Of The Day: May 22, 2016





QOTD: Lime and limpid green, a second scene. A fight between the blue you once knew. Floating down, the sound resounds around the icy waters underground.
— Syd Barrett
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Backstory: I walk past this glittering house every day, and each time I try to get a shot. I like to think that I finally did…I do like the suspended stars. Astronomy appeals to me, a Venus in Leo…

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D40 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC

 

Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=arXEDRZHyvg


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Portrait of Alaphia

Shot Of The Day (2): May 21, 2016

Portrait of Alaphia

 
QOTD: The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
— Francis Bacon

 
Backstory: My friend Alaphia.
 
Locale: Rosebank, Staten Island
 
Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC

Pictures of You

Shot Of The Day: May 21, 2016





QOTD: I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you, that I almost believe that they’re real. I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you that I almost believe that the pictures are all I can feel.
— The Cure
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Backstory: Walking to work I found this collection of family photographs strewn on the ground, some of them ripped in half. Obviously something didn’t end well. Seeing something that took Roland Barthes’ idea of punctum to a new level (actually several levels simultaneously) I reacted the only way I know how: with my camera. And then I walked on down the road…

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G

 

This is a very sad and beautiful song, it popped into my head the instant I saw the photos laying on the sidewalk…The Cure – Pictures Of You: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8UR2TFUp8w


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Libido

Shot Of The Day: May 20, 2016
This one is for my friend Rhoda Ozen. Love & Solidarity!





QOTD: I’m not a slave to a world that doesn’t give a shit.
— Marilyn Manson
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Backstory: Herbert Marcuse argued that life pulses all around us. This pulsing, this libido, is not exogenous, it flows though us as well. But we are conditioned to not see it, to live in a dead world, slaves to the performance principle. This means profits for the few, existential death for the rest. — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G

 

I was not a fan of Marilyn Manson until one day I watched “Guns, God and Government” (a video documenting the tour of the same name) on cable. The Fight Song blew me away. I’ve been a fan ever since. Check it out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xURCYCa9inc


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Toys In The Attic

Shot Of The Day: May 18, 2016





QOTD: Leaving the things that are real behind. Leaving the things that you love from mind. All of the things that you learned from fears – nothin’ is left for the years.
— Steven Tyler (nee Tallarico)
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Backstory: When I was a young pup I spent hours and hours driving around in my ’66 Mustang listening to this album. I always had a friend in the car. And when Steven Tyler sang, we was stoned immaculate. Can’t believe he’s a Republican now…gads. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (Live): www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7X8OQ7BEqM


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Fixing A Hole

Shot Of The Day: May 17, 2016





QOTD: I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in and stops my mind from wandering – Where it will go…
— Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney – Fixing A Hole: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOmJqNsFr_M




Backstory: What do you need to fix that hole? Well, all you need is Love. It is obvious. (Speaking of obvious: this shot was done the old school way – no photoshop trickery. The background is wrapping paper taped to my lightbox. The Love Hand is a Yellow Submarine toy). — TAG

Locale: Kunst-Studio TAG.
Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 
All you need is… www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKiqthx0GKw


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When The Music’s Over

Shot Of The Day: May 16, 2016





QOTD: When The Music’s Over, turn out the lights.
— Jim Morrison
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Backstory: This bar was destroyed by a bitch named Sandy. Before the hurricane, before Notes, this place was called Heaven. I played a gig there with my friends Rich Shields and Mark Peters. The patrons all had their backs to us as they drank at the bar. Did they know what the future would bring? — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island.

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

The Doors live at the Bowl: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7KRVAWx3nU


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