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This is from a shoot I did with Dina Ivas in Long Island City. I wanted the photo to have a slightly surreal look while maintaining focus on the musculature and pose of this yoga instructor. Follow my posts on Facebook for discounts and info about photo sessions.
I wonder how the generation born around 9/11 will feel about the ensuing years, growing up in an era of war, tragedy and terrorism — things I didn’t have to worry about as a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s. This photo is about that question, which is expressed by the young girl on the bottom right corner who looks as if she could have been born around 2001 or thereafter. I thought the people in the photograph (who were old enough to know the tragedy of that day) could be me.
I’m selling prints at LIC Flea and Food in Long Island City tomorrow from 10-6 and every Saturday thereafter until September 28. I’ve hesitated posting anything about this but have been encouraged by my customers’ responses. This is just a small sampling of what will be included but it gives you an idea. Even if you’re not looking for prints, I highly recommend checking this flea market out. I’m earnings have been going into new purchases from there — kinda defeats the point but cool stuff.
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LIC Flea and Food
5-25 46th Avenue
It’s been a long and productive day. And with that, I bid you goodnight, Astoria. Time to chill the eff out.
April 27, 2013
structures define and express the character of a town. i love that.
Long Island City
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On assignment for a magazine, I had the chance to hang out in my neighborhood’s backyard for the weekend in Long Island City. It was a pre-spring kind of vibe, which resulted in drinking, eating, and walking in places I had never before visited. I was reminded of the great spots in this neighborhood and of the many remnants of its history, abandoned but still visible.
Here are some shots of a neighborhood that will look completely different in five years. With the potential loss of 5 Pointz and some of these old buildings, the essence of its past will look like a tombstone whose name bearer has become worn with age.
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