Street Hassle

Shot Of The Day: October 30, 2017





QOTD:
And I really wish that there was a little more time to speak
But you know it could be a hassle
Trying to explain myself to a police officer.

— Lou Reed
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Backstory: This incident was nowhere near the level of Lou Reed’s ‘Street Hassle’ but for the young man being arrested (a human rights activist) it doubtless wasn’t a lot of fun.

Locale: Outside the Mexican Consulate in Manhattan where anti-immigrant (neo-Nazi) protesters clashed with pro-immigrant activists (mostly anarchist). As an aside – this was in October 2006 and a block away a crew was filming Will Smith’s epic ‘I Am Legend’.

Equipment: Nikon D50

 

Lou Reed – Street Hassle: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkG9BKgDvNI


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Guardian Angel

Shot Of The Day: October 29, 2017





QOTD: If I stumble in the street, you say : ‘It’s alright and I believe’.
— Mink DeVille
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Backstory: Antonia Cedrone was bright, funny and charming – and a dedicated Legal Observer. National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers truly are guardian angels for protesters. This is one of my favourite shots of someone I had the privilege to partner with, as a Guild L.O. and photographer respectively, on many occasions. RIP Antonia.

Locale: Midtown (Manhattan) circa 2011

Equipment: Nikon D50

 

Mink DeVille – Guardian Angel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wa2e-DXNVw


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Heart Of Glass

Shot Of The Day: October 28, 2017





QOTD: Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
— Albert Einstein
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Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: This is a redemption center for plastic bottles and aluminum cans – but apparently no glass. Waste management is a serious problem, especially here in NYC so this struck me as odd. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 


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What Up Dog?

Shot Of The Day: October 27, 2017





QOTD: Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.
— Betty Smith
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Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: This Mack truck is transporting a repaired railway car – the MTA has a repair shop on Front Street. It’s one of my favourite locales for photo ops. — TAG

Locale: Clifton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 


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Dream Machine

Shot Of The Day: October 26, 2017





QOTD: A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read.
— The Talmud
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Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: This is Kenny. I don’t know if he interprets his dreams but he strikes me as the kind of guy who lives them. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton

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

 


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Passion

Shot Of The Day: October 25, 2017





QOTD: Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
— Thomas Adams
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Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: This is Angelo, a guy from my neighborhood. Everybody loves the guy – at 80 he had more energy than most 20 year olds. He’s slowed down of late but is still as sharp as ever. — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville

Equipment: LG G5

 


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Test Drive

Shot Of The Day: October 24, 2017





QOTD: The street finds its own use for technology.
— William Gibson
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Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: The pawnshop in Rosebank is a lively place – they specialize in power tools. This guy was walking down the street, saw a table saw sitting on the sidewalk – and immediately took it for a test drive. — TAG

Locale: Rosebank

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

 


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Walk Away

Shot Of The Day: October 23, 2017





QOTD:
Seems to me
You don’t want to talk about it
Seems to me
You just turn your pretty head and walk away

— Joe Walsh
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Backstory: A bit of poetic licence. I don’t know this woman but that didn’t stop Joe Walsh from popping into my head when I shot the frame.

Locale: Stapleton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 

James Gang – Walk Away: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo0vBdlWQs0


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Entertainment

Shot Of The Day: October 22, 2017





QOTD:
How can I sit and eat my tea,
With all that blood flowing from the television.
At a quarter to six,
I watch the news,
Eating, eating all my food
As I sit watching the red spot
In the egg which looks like
All the blood you dont see on the television.

— Gang Of Four
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Backstory: Angel Perez gets around – I saw him buy the TV at a Rosebank pawnshop, then he caught the train at Clifton Station – and got to Stapleton before I did. (He’s a good guy – and his sons take good care of him).

Locale: Clifton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 

Gang Of Four – 5:45: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E4M3U3WG40





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