Photo by myself in the East Village, around Second Avenue and Fifth Street.
These blokes look like a British rock band, don't they? I'm not sure where they're from, but for some reason I don't think they're New Yorkers.
Sunday, I walked around the East Village. Mark and Rupert were having some play time in Tompkins Square Park. It was a drippy and slushy. You could virtually hear the snow melting.
Out of nowhere, Mark texted me:'Tony Soprano is at the dog run.' Mark meant the actor James Gandolfini, best known for playing a mobster on the HBO series The Sopranos.
So like any crazed fan, I walked very quickly to the park. Lo and behold, there he was, James Gandolfini looking very much like himself. I saw him talking to a few people, then playing with his big black and white dog.
I know what you're thinking: after that intro, where the heck are photos of James Gandolfini, lady?!?!
A New Yorker at heart, I just could not bear to take his photograph. You see, when New Yorkers see celebrities, we tend to leave them alone. (Plus, who would want to mess with an ex-mafia boss?)
So that's what happened. I capped the lens and walked away.
(My photos of Tim Gunn last summer are a different story. He was being interviewed on camera and many people were snapping photos).
Faces in Fashion, in Bryant Park, Decisions, Decisions and Lost in the Crowd.