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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In the Shadows of Houston Street

Shadows
Photo by myself on Houston and Mott Streets, in the East Village.

A simple moment on the sidewalk struck me as being painterly.

One of the most enriching things I've gained from snapping photos is a greater appreciation of the environment and the present moment.

The banality of a sidewalk, a storefront, a crowd of people. Just about anything can be an aesthetic experience.

Related posts: The Quality Mending Company, Soho, The Urban Art Form, Downtown and On Skateboard Graphics and Subways in Mid-Air.

7 comments:

biebkriebels said...

You're right about snapping photo's. You look different to your environment and see things you didn't notice before. You look with "another eye" as we say in dutch.

Leif Hagen said...

It looks like a set for a play of detective movie or something! Cool snap, Kitty!

Luis Gomez said...

What a wonderful image! Love it.

Ken Mac said...

its the warm glow from inside juxtaposed against cold hard cash...

RedPat said...

I totally love this shot - such atmosphere -Super!!

BANJO52 said...

I like your point--no doubt about its truth--AND the photo, for reasons others have stated.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I so agree with you Kitty.