Traffic

Shot Of The Day: September 28, 2016





QOTD: If you had just one moment to live
And they granted you one special wish
Would you ask for something
Like another chance.

— Traffic
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Backstory: Walking to work one day I saw this young man waiting for the light – standing on his skateboard in the middle of the road, doing his own thing. I love it. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC

 

Traffic – Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys: www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8M8R835Ck4


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Continuum

Shot Of The Day: September 27, 2016





QOTD: I’ll never be the one to blindly follow.
— Slayer
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Backstory: This young man was once described by an Assistant Principal as a “Free Spirit”. That made me smile. A few years later this groovy guy turned me on to Slayer who are now one of my all-time favourite bands – we’ve seen them three times. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC

 

Slayer, live on Rollins: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb2YhryMrXQ


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Fixing A Hole

Shot Of The Day: September 26, 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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Backstory: A member of Laborers Local 731 takes a break from laying pipe (gas line). Regarding the music: ironically this is my favourite Beatles song. While George was my favourite Beatle and John’s politics always worked for me, it is this song that wanders my mind. — TAG

Locale: Rosebank, Staten Island

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

 

The Beatles – Fixing A Hole: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOmJqNsFr_M


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Do You Dream In Colour?

Shot Of The Day: September 25, 2016





QOTD: Do You Dream In Colour? Do you dream at all?
— Bill Nelson
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Backstory: The building that houses the NYC Arts Cypher organization, home to a group of talented mural artists. My guess would be they dream in colour. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

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

 

Bill Nelson – Do You Dream In Colour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwRZ0HW9-aw


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My Favourite Buildings

Shot Of The Day: September 23, 2016





QOTD:
My favourite buildings are all laid to waste
One might as well sculpt a statue from toothpaste
— Robyn Hitchcock
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Backstory: This shot is the sixth and final installment in a small series of images dedicated to a set of friends who have inspired and supported me. This image/music pairing is dedicated to my old friend Peter Dolan. Pete is a great guy, a loyal friend, and a good man who I’ve known for over 30 years. He’s from the Island but now runs a comic book store in Newburgh, New York. Pete once said to me that I should listen to a Robyn Hitchcock album called ‘I Often Dream Of Trains’. I’m still listening…
 
Regarding the art: This image depicts the middle state of the mural I call ‘My Favourite Buildings’ – art by muralist Terry Lee Chandler. Originally all of the boxes were empty. One day some skulls and hearts appeared. They wouldn’t last, however. Those things never do… — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

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

 

Robyn Hitchcock – My Favourite Buildings: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb3nIFLkBkA





This image depicts the current state of the mural I call ‘My Favourite Buildings’ – the skulls and hearts are long gone. — TAG


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I’m Free

Shot Of The Day: September 22, 2016





QOTD: I’m free, I’m free, and freedom tastes of reality.
— The Who (from Tommy)
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Backstory: This shot is the fifth in a small series of images dedicated to a set of friends who have inspired and supported me. This image/music pairing is dedicated to my old friend Tommy Miles. Tommy has had my back more times than I can count – he’s a very loyal and supportive guy who also knows the Meaning Of Style (just ask Dick Hebdige). What’s more he knows what it is to be Free having gone into business for himself awhile back, hence the musical part of this tribute. What mod, punk, or skinhead doesn’t love The Who? — TAG

Locale: Stapleton Heights, Staten Island (This is a very tough hill, hats off to this guy pedaling up the damn thing, it’s all I can do to walk it – it seems to grow steeper every day).

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

 

The Who – I’m Free: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1vBolJf5Q


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Element Of Light

Shot Of The Day: September 21, 2016





QOTD:
And in the element of light
The sun reflected from the waves
To shore it spangles
The child of air is borne upon the wind
That blows across the sea
— Robyn Hitchcock
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Backstory: This shot is the fourth in a small series of images dedicated to a set of friends who have inspired and supported me. This image/music pairing is dedicated to my beloved friend Susan Resko . Susie herself is an Element of Light.
 
Regarding the art: another great mural by Lina Montoya, a local Staten Island artist.

Locale: West New Brighton, Staten Island

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

 

The phrase Element of Light is from a beautiful song called Airscape (which is about the Isle of Wight). Of all the songs he’s composed this is Robyn Hitchcock’s personal favourite: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FUgViZU2Pg


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