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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Duane Street, Tribeca

Duane Modern, Tribeca
Photo by myself in Tribeca, on Duane Street.

There isn't a canopy outside a home furnishings store called Duane Modern, only a skeleton to support one.

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I admit, I have a tendency to take photos of buildings. I can't help it. I'm an architect surrounded by historical and modern architecture. And they don't move, so it's easy!

Mark tells me I should take photos of people. 'People are interested in people,' is his mantra.

Taking candids is something that I've gotten used to doing. It's somewhat addictive, too. There is a cheap thrill to catching people unaware, like a voyeur or undercover spy.

What type of photograph do you prefer?

Related posts: Details, Details, Flatiron Building, in Detail and The Apthorp, Upper West Side.

5 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love your B&W photos.

WTakeuchi said...

I love your architecture photos. I think the history of a city is told by its buildings. Your candids are great too.

TheRavingDave said...

I love looking at people in photos. It does give a little glimpse into other peoples daily lives. Brings out the nosey person in all of us, I think. But I do also like the photos of buildings. I have never been to New York (apart from a 2 hour layover in the airport last year) so I love looking at the buildings and different places!

Keep up the good work! :)

Spandrel Studios said...

You've got a nice mix of both -although maybe Mark was looking at the photo on your Model Behavior post just before he said that people like pics of people?! Your building shots are especially strong, but breaking them up with candids of people works well. Happy Friday!

Andrea said...

I love your candid photos of people, although that is something I could never do myself, perhaps that is why I love yours so much.
I also love your photos of buildings, because New York is so different to anywhere I have been before and it's nice to see the city from an architects point of view.
I love photographing buildings myself.
You have a nice mix of both here.