The Grand Objective

Shot Of The Day: August 30, 2014





QOTD: Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.
— Ingrid Bengis

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

Backstory: Thrift Store Stilettos are a well worn, very forlorn, kind of sexy. Part of it is nostalgia, I miss the Populuxe period…things were just groovier then. — TAG

Locale: The Lonely Little Thrift Store where I go…

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor 28mm f2.8


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Of Thought And Speech

Shot Of The Day: August 29, 2014





QOTD: I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.
— Marshall McLuhan

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

Backstory: This is not my best photo by any stretch but any time I think of deleting it something in me says, now hold on… — TAG

Locale: Rosebank, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor 28mm f2.8


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Impulse Is The Vehicle

Shot Of The Day: August 28, 2014





QOTD: I am certainly convinced that it is one of the greatest impulses of mankind to arrive at something higher than a natural state.
— James Baldwin

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





Backstory: This 280 S was built somewhere between 1965-1972, my formative years…when I shuffle off I’d like to be buried in 1972. — TAG

Locale: What Dreams May Come…

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor (Tokina) 28mm f2.8 (Fujifilm Neopan 400 / Kodak HC-110)


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In Defense Of Life

Shot Of The Day: August 27, 2014





QOTD: Life itself is the proper binge.
— Julia Child

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

Backstory: Another building that just appeals to me. Buildings and Food are a nice combination. — TAG

Locale: David Byrne section of Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor 28mm f2.8


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Auto Erotik II

Shot Of The Day: August 26, 2014





QOTD: The mind can also be an erogenous zone.
— Raquel Welch

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

Backstory: I have no idea why this shot appeals to me so much but if someone comes up with an intelligent sounding reason I’ll steal it… — TAG

Locale: Auto graveyard, Tompkinsville, Staten Island.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Nikkor 43~86mm f/3.5 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Auto Erotik I

Shot Of The Day: August 25, 2014





QOTD: Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it’s more sanitary.
— Robert Heinlein

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

Backstory: I am a lifelong Mustang fanatic. I bought a 1966 289 small block V8 ‘silver blue’ Mustang in 1974, my first car. To this day I love the pony cars and refer to my passion/obsession as ‘auto-eroticism’, a treacherous pun if ever there was one. I make no apologies. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor (Tokina) 28mm f2.8 (Fujifilm Neopan 400 / Kodak HC-110)


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“We Will Not Go Back”

“We Will Not Go Back” — Thousands Protest Death Of Eric Garner by Roy Murphy




Protesters at the “We Won’t Go Back” march on Staten Island
(Photo: Thomas Altfather Good)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — August 23, 2014. The Reverend Al Sharpton led a crowd of three to four thousand in Staten Island on Saturday, marching in protest at the death of Eric Garner. Garner died when New York City police applied a chokehold on him on July 17.



“Support NYPD — Stop Police Brutality”
(Photo: Thomas Altfather Good)

Sharpton appeared with Garner’s widow, Esaw. Other relatives of people killed by New York City police, present at the march, included Kadiatou Diallo, whose son Amadou, an unarmed Guinean immigrant, was fatally shot by police outside of his Bronx apartment in 1999, and Constance Malcolm, the mother of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed 18-year-old pursued and shot in his own bathroom in the Bronx by a New York City police officer in 2012.





Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout with National Writers Union president Larry Goldbetter
(Photo: Thomas Altfather Good)

Supporters included Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor who is running against Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary, former Governor David Paterson, and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.





New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Garner march
(Photo: Thomas Altfather Good)

Protesters shouted slogans including, “Hands up don’t shoot,” a chant that originated in Ferguson in protests against the police shooting of Michael Brown, and “I can’t breathe,” Garner’s last words.





“I Can’t Breathe” — Eric Garner’s last words
(Photo: Thomas Altfather Good)

A grand jury will meet next month to determine whether anyone should be criminally charged in Garner’s death. The city’s medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.





“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot…”
(Photo: Thomas Altfather Good)

The United Federation of Teachers and 1199 SEIU, a healthcare workers union, co-sponsored the march, along with the National Action Network and the NAACP. There were no incidents or arrests.





Labor was well represented in the march
(Pictured: UAW members Scott Sommer, Joel Schlemowitz, and George Albro)
(Photo: Thomas Altfather Good)





Part of the NAACP contingent
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We Must Use The Terms Of Our Advertisements

Shot Of The Day: August 24, 2014





QOTD: The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
— Margaret Atwood

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

Backstory: When it comes to love and eroticism, we ‘keep our appointments’ and describe our feelings using ‘the terms of our advertisements’ (according to Marcuse). If things fall apart love becomes what The Who called ‘A Legal Matter’ (Baby). — TAG

Locale: The realm of Eros and Civilization.

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


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Substratum

Shot Of The Day: August 23, 2014





QOTD: The road to success is always under construction.
— Arnold Palmer

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






Backstory: The now defunct Staten Island Shipbuilding Company (1907-1929 — although it existed under various other names from 1888-1959) made this sewer grate. What I call the ‘honeycomb’ design is my absolute favourite – and we have a huge variety of sewer grates on Staten Island to choose from. This particular grate is special – both for the design and where it was manufactured (Mariners Harbor). — TAG

Locale: Clifton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor (Tokina) 28mm f2.8 (Fujifilm Neopan 400 / Kodak HC-110) & Nikon D40 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D






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