Tattoo You

Shot Of The Day: December 31, 2016





QOTD:
We’ve got nothing to eat
We got nowhere to work
Nothing to drink
We just lost our shirts
I’m on the dole
We ain’t for hire
Say what the hell
Say what the hell
Hang fire

— Mick Jagger
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Backstory: This building is festooned with art provided by the NYC Arts Cypher project, located on the opposite side of the street. The markedly different murals – an owl, some abstract shapes and forms, an assortment of Sri Lankan figures, and a portrait of a local DJ – come together to form a body of work that reminds me of a heavily tattooed person. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

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

 

Rolling Stones – Hang Fire: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xbtlW16Gts


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Soft Power

Shot Of The Day: December 30, 2016





QOTD:
We’re not sleeping at the wheel.
The wheel is turning the machine
That kills – for us.
Close your eyes, so you’re not seen
In Valentine’s daydream.
— Ladytron
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Backstory: Just another still life – candle bought for me by my wife who also likes Mexican folk art, door hanger made by my daughter a few years back. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D7000 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Ladytron – Soft Power: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSb_q4Cx1lg


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Watching A Building On Fire (Close Up)

Shot Of The Day: December 29, 2016





QOTD: Watching the building on fire, a thousand miles away. Watching the building on fire, sometimes you find out too late.
— Mira Aroyo and John Foxx
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Backstory: NYC has these placards scattered about the City. A cynic might find them as useful as a Duck-And-Cover drill. The music is by John Foxx and it features the wonderful Mira Aroyo of Ladytron. — TAG

Locale: Clifton, Staten Island

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

 

Mira Aroyo and John Foxx – Watching A Building On Fire: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbZR7I05wDY


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Watching A Building On Fire

Shot Of The Day: December 29, 2016





QOTD: Watching the building on fire, a thousand miles away. Watching the building on fire, sometimes you find out too late.
— Mira Aroyo and John Foxx
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Backstory: NYC has these placards scattered about the City. A cynic might find them as useful as a Duck-And-Cover drill. The music is by John Foxx and it features the wonderful Mira Aroyo of Ladytron. — TAG

Locale: Clifton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon AW120

 

Mira Aroyo and John Foxx – Watching A Building On Fire: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbZR7I05wDY


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Nick & Sons

Nick and Sons
My friend Nick and his two sons. The lads are learning the art of running a New York City bagel shop.
 
Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island
 
Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Violet Affair

Shot Of The Day: December 28, 2016





QOTD:
We’re unbound and free falling
Winter, spring, then summer falls
We’re falling into this violet affair

— Helen Marnie
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Backstory: I like this old house. It’s in disrepair. As am I. The music is by Ladytron’s Helen Marnie from her 2013 solo debut. — TAG

Locale: Rosebank, Staten Island

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

 

Helen Marnie – Violet Affair: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHzKMAqKKo


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Destroy Everything You Touch

Shot Of The Day: December 27, 2016





QOTD:
Destroy everything you touch today
Destroy me this way
Anything that may delay you
Might just save you

— Ladytron
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Backstory: This old watering hole, now condemned by the FDNY, was a personal favourite. Nigel, Peter, Tim, Bobby and I had a pint or two in this once fine establishment. Unfortunately a heartless world offers no quarter for any of the fallen or downtrodden. I imagine this will only get worse in 2017. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

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

 

Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTwlAT_AwU


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Deep Blue (Outtake)

Shot Of The Day: December 26, 2016





QOTD:
Deep Blue I wanna take you to the sun
In the power station at the heart of town
I saw it on the news the other day
Let’s go and play before they take it down

— Ladytron
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Backstory: This is a test shot (for my predawn portrait series) that I wound up liking a lot. I don’t know why but I think Bernie Sumner might like this one too. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D7000 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Ladytron – Deep Blue: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoCxJkoiDJo


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Deep Blue

Shot Of The Day: December 26, 2016





QOTD:
Deep Blue I wanna take you to the sun
In the power station at the heart of town
I saw it on the news the other day
Let’s go and play before they take it down

— Ladytron
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Backstory: Walking around New York in the predawn hours I’ve seen a number of commuters illuminated by the light of an LCD. This is the first of my predawn portraits. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D7000 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Ladytron – Deep Blue: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoCxJkoiDJo


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Kiss Of Light

Shot Of The Day: December 25, 2016





QOTD:
She gives me the kiss of light
And all my mirrors are windows
She gives me the kiss of light
And I don’t know where the time goes

— Bill Nelson
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Backstory: This is the left tail light from a 1967 Mustang. (A Mustang would be a nice Christmas gift for me in anyone’s interested.) I once had a 1966 Mustang, my first and favourite car. The Be Bop lyric fits nicely as all these years later I can’t recall where all the Time went. I do know that this photo is for Holly who liked that car almost as much as I did. If you look closely you’ll notice that the car pictured on the cover of Raiding The Divine Archive (where you will find ‘Kiss Of Light’ – see the link) is a ’65 or ’66 Mustang – not the silver blue metallic of my beloved pony car but yellow, my favourite colour. See how it all fits together? Happy Holidays! — TAG

Locale: Clifton, Staten Island

Equipment: Canon EOS Rebel T3 / Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

Be Bop Deluxe – Kiss Of Light: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TmsUMoVRa4


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