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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

On Colorful Characters and Photos in the Wall Street Journal

Victor Sheely, Street Performer
Photo by myself in Union Square.

Several colorful characters were out in Union Square, Monday night. Victor Sheely, a street performer, posed for me above.

Victor, aka 'Coyote Butterfly', tells stories and illustrates comic books. Victor often performs in galleries as a street artist, but he was out in the beautiful Spring air, yesterday.

There is a large open space at the south end of Union Square. Often it is the site of political protests, artistic performance and markets, sometimes all going on at once.

Union Square
A man dressed in colorful garb, in the name of tourism. Several banners advertising Jamaica were on display.


You might not think of the Wall Street Journal in terms of photography or photographs of New York, but now, you should.

I have long associated the Wall Street Journal with those finely drawn portraits of people. These days, they have a special photo section online. They post one photo each day from around the world, and a bunch of photos each week from New York City.

One recent week in April was especially spectacular. The weeks' photos include an aerial view of Midtown right before a thunderstorm, a spectacular Easter bonnet, and some wonderful candids.

See the week for April 22 through April 29 on the Wall Street Journal blog, here.

Related posts: City Portraits - Coney Island, The Throngs in Union Square and Reflections Apres Happy Hour.


Olivier said...

la photo n'est pas visible !

Kitty said...

Thank you, Olivier!
Not sure what I did but all fixed now! Merci!!!!

Bitter End said...

Very funny, really

Anonymous said...

nice. check out my blog to read about characters of the subway system. http://ontheunderground.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/the-q-train-to-hells-kitchen-for-venison-with-anthony-bourdain/

Ken Mac said...

he looks like peter max

Banjo52 said...

Looks like the guitarist is using a flat pick on a classical guitar--I figured Willie Nelson had that patented. His big grin is assertive enough to complicate the shot nicely, makes it more interesting than "just" a warm fuzzy.