Eros & Civilization

Shot Of The Day: May 31, 2017





QOTD: „Erotik ist Überwindung von Hindernissen. Das verlockendste und populärste Hindernis ist die Moral.“
— Karl Kraus
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Backstory: This lamp was spotted on a recent visit to Alice Austen House. Alice was a photojournalist before there was such a thing and her house is now a museum — a very active museum. — TAG

Locale: Alice Austen House, Rosebank, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D40x / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Eros And Civilization (original film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDlckdYbA28


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Life

Shot Of The Day: May 30, 2017





QOTD: Life is the only thing worth living for.
— Flipper
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Backstory: An attempt to illustrate my favourite lyric from one of my favourite bands. I discovered the Truth of this view of the meaning of life when I held my son for the first time. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: LG G5

 

Flipper – Life: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDzB-Eu8YeQ


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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day 2017
This is John Stanley. I met him this afternoon while out walking about in West Brighton. Before I even noticed his hat I saw the Viet Nam War era fatigue blouse he was wearing. My three older brothers all wore that uniform…I asked if I could take his picture. He said yes and thanked me. Today was the Memorial Day parade on Staten Island.

Sharp Dressed Man

Sharp Dressed Man
While I was living in Key West I bought an underwater camera. One day I went to CG Station KW to visit my then-fiance (LTJG Bev DeAngelis) and my bandmates – all Coasties. I jumped in the pool on base. ET3 Jim Modico (bass guitar) held me underwater while SN Dave Queen (guitar) snapped this shot. It’s always been a favourite.

Seeing Red

Shot Of The Day: May 29, 2017





QOTD:
I stopped the demons at my door
I lost respect for so-called laws
And the lawmakers all exposed themselves as whores.

— Stranglers
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Backstory: The ribbon was part of a May Day floral arrangement (of traditional red carnations), the sugar skull is a selfie, a future memory. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D40x / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Stranglers – Giants: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyXJFXz-14o


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Colours

Shot Of The Day: May 28, 2017
for Rhoda – Happy Birthday Ro!





QOTD:
Er wiederholte nicht so heftig Wort und Lehre,
wenn es ganz just mit dieser Sache wäre.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Backstory: It seems to this observer that the more strident a person is the less secure they are. (The jerseys shown here belong to my friend Anthony. He’s a Rangers fan but is ecumenical when it comes to inventory). — TAG

Locale: a Rosebank parking lot (Staten Island)

Equipment: Nikon D200 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC

 

Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name Of: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWXazVhlyxQ


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This City

Shot Of The Day: May 27, 2017





QOTD:
All the kisses taste of dust here
And it’s too late to change my mind

— John Foxx
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Backstory: I sometimes walk up the staircase, across the train platform, and down the opposite staircase rather than simply going underneath the trestle. Why? This City… — TAG

Locale: Clifton, naturally.

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

 

John Foxx – This City: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrQjCKFWzCc


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Golden

Shot Of The Day: May 25, 2017





QOTD: Never a frown, with golden brown.
— Hugh Cornwell
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Backstory: Hugh was singing about the Dragon of course. Here on Staten Island we have ODs almost daily. Will we never learn? I can’t believe the current generation is making the same mistake Hugh and I made back in the day. — TAG

Locale: The Golden Triangle

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

 

Hugh Cornwell and Jimenez Hernandez / Mariachi Mexteca: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy8Y3R4dXyc


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Brooklyn Ice

Shot Of The Day: May 24, 2017

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QOTD:
I lost my truth between two blings
Now chaos is my everything.

— Der Täubling
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Backstory: I dance where I can – like my Ossi kameraden. This song is from a hip hop singer from Leipzig. I dig it a lot, it’s very dada. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton

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

 

Der Täubling (Das Video): www.youtube.com/watch?v=60fnIa53GeI


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