Beneath The Shadows

Shot Of The Day: July 27, 2016





QOTD:
Morning and another night
lies broken tossed in the shadows
Teardrops litter the pavement
nighttime dies with the day.
— T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty)
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Backstory: I really like the design on this old grate especially when it’s wet. Teardrops litter the pavement. Regarding the music: hardcore band TSOL pissed off the purists with this sophomore effort (Beneath The Shadows). Goodbye hardcore, hello art. This is my fave TSOL song off of my fave TSOL album. — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

TSOL – Beneath The Shadows: www.youtube.com/watch?v=66v6mlX95GE


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Soft Focus

Shot Of The Day (2): July 26, 2016





QOTD:
One day I lost my face in a crowd
I tried to call it back, the color ran into the sand
I’d worn this face before now,
and looked but through jaded eyes
— TSOL (True Sounds Of Liberty)
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Backstory: I’m used to photographing people who need some emotional support to be able to relax in front of a camera. Kwue Molly has no such problem, he’s a joy to photograph. Kwue is one of Staten Island’s best muralists. And a great guy as well. He ‘curates the neighborhood’ – from West Brighton to Rosebank. If there is a guy who refuses to lose his face in the crowd, it’s Kwue. Rock on Brother. — TAG

Locale: West Fucking Brighton, Staten Island, NY

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

TSOL – Soft Focus: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RCCKFrZXpc


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You Can Do Magic

Shot Of The Day: July 25, 2016





QOTD:
I never believed in things that I couldn’t see
I said if I can’t feel it then how can it be
No, no magic could happen to me
And then I saw you.
— Russ Ballard
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Backstory: A few candles from my friend Jose’s botanica and two primary drives (according to Freud): Eros and Thanatos. The song was written for America by Russ Ballard of Argent fame. God gave Rock N Roll to you. Lead vocal on this one is by Gerry Beckley. (I saw America in 2009, many years after their heyday. They were still great). — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Great live version – America doing You Can Do Magic (2005): www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBTKVjs_I1w


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Have A Cigar

Shot Of The Day: July 24, 2016





QOTD: The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think. Oh by the way, which one’s Pink?
— Pink Floyd
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Backstory: This is my friend Upul, from Sri Lanka. He runs a cigar shop that Mitch and I frequent. The lyric is a commentary on the music industry by Roger Waters and friends. — TAG

Locale: Rosebank, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Pink Floyd – Have A Cigar: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMr3KtYUCcI


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Ordinary Average Guy

Shot Of The Day: July 22, 2016





QOTD:
I’m just an ordinary average guy
My friends all are boring
And so am I
We’re just ordinary average guys.
— Joe Walsh
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Backstory: I majored in bowling at the University of Something or Other. On the weekends I’d go see Wham! with my friend Nigel French – two ordinary average guys. — TAG

Locale: Kunst-Studio TAG

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Joe Walsh – Ordinary Average Guy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLNAkPsjAEk


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Sing My Blues Away

Shot Of The Day: July 21, 2016





QOTD:
Here she comes now,
Like a summer rain
From an old time mystery
I let her sing her song
She’s where I want to be
— Cheap Trick
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Backstory: Whenever I think of neon signs blue is the first colour that pops into my visual memory, so I really liked this sign. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Cheap Trick – Sing My Blues Away: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Yaa0F95_Q


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Elected

Shot Of The Day: July 20, 2016





QOTD:
I’m your top prime cut of meat, I’m your choice
I wanna be elected
I’m your yankee doodle dandy in a gold Rolls Royce
I wanna be elected
— Alice Cooper
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Backstory: I personally find Alice Cooper more stable than either of the two candidates running for president in this election cycle. What a turn of events. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsvile, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Alice Cooper – Elected: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4EnjRKVQw


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Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

Shot Of The Day: July 19, 2016





QOTD:
Rikki don’t lose that number
It’s the only one you own
You might use it if you feel better
When you get home
— Steely Dan
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Backstory: Her name is Nikki, not Rikki, apologies for misusing poetic licence…I once owned not one, but two models of the bike she’s riding – an early 70s Honda CB 350. Alas, this one here broke down just as she came driving by, which is why I met her and got the shot. Hope you’re back on the road Nikki! — TAG

Locale: Clifton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Steely Dan – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQjNHzaxfQc


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