Academic

Shot Of The Day: October 14, 2017





QOTD:
Oh, baby, I remember you
‘Cause your heart is cold
And your blood runs dry
You’ll never see or hear the crashing of the sea
The tempest rise, it stops all time
When lovers eyes are locked in harmony

— New Order
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Backstory: Staten Island MakerSpace is a non-profit workshop that helps artists, craftspeople, engineers, inventors, and entrepreneurs by offering low cost access to industrial and digital fabrication equipment and tools. They also provide a variety of skill building classes for all ages. Their ‘MakerPark’ project is an outdoor sculpture park and community work space where artists make and exhibit temporary public art projects. I have photographed a number of these exhibits and thought it about time I show people who is responsible for transforming an empty lot (across the street from MakerSpace) – filled with 18 burned out, flooded, and smashed up abandoned vehicles – into a public art space. The song selected to accompany the images articulates, in its own way, my belief that artistic vision is the only cure for the One-Dimensional Society.

Locale: Stapleton

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

 

New Order – Academic: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4jAX9-YX1o





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A Lack Of Sweetness

Shot Of The Day: October 11, 2017





QOTD: I go to bakeries all day long – there’s a lack of sweetness in my life.
— Jonathan Richman
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Backstory: A great mural and my favourite Jonathan Richman lyric – (gently) extracted from a beautiful song. Perfecto.

Locale: Stapleton

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

 

The Modern Lovers – Hospital: www.youtube.com/watch?v=blJldvAPwpQ


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Imaginación

Shot Of The Day: October 10, 2017





QOTD: This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
— Henry David Thoreau
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Backstory: A nice mural on the facade of the Sabor Machu Picchu restaurant – reminiscent of an Inti-Illimani album cover.

Locale: Stapleton

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

 

Inti-Illimani – La Ronda: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGYlls_Eoe8


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Ships In The Night

Shot Of The Day: October 6, 2017





QOTD:
And our friends are all on board
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

— The Beatles
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Backstory: Sky of blue and sea of green…working together – can we save our planet or are we all just ships in the night?

Locale: Beneath the waves…

Equipment: Nikon D7200 / AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G

 

The Beatles – Yellow Submarine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=krIus0i9xn8


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Future Shock

Shot Of The Day: October 4, 2017





QOTD: You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
— Alvin Toffler
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Backstory: To explain a quote with another quote, here is Toffler again: ‘Science fiction is the sovereign prophylactic against future shock…You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.’ And so, like Blixa Bargeld of Einstürzende Neubauten, we are waiting for a future worth having…thanks to too many of MLK’s guided missiles and misguided men.

Locale: Clifton

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

 

Einstürzende Neubauten – Ich warte: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b831nCMRI4Y


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Paradise Lost

Shot Of The Day: October 2, 2017





QOTD:
Given the chance
I’ll die like a baby
On some far away beach
When the season’s over.

Unlikely
I’ll be remembered
As the tide brushes sand in my eyes
I’ll drift away.

— Brian Eno
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Backstory: Love the faux palm tree. Fake news, fake president, fake paradise. Truly we have landed on some faraway beach when the season’s over.

Locale: T-Ville (and that’s Tompkinsville, not Trumpville)

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

 

Eno – On Some Faraway Beach: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K29t_L3CO6A


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