Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the Street…Seventh Ave., New York

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Monday, December 14, 2015

On the Street…Crosby St., New York

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Monday, December 14, 2015

On the Street…Broadway, New York

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Friday, December 11, 2015

On the Street…Lafayette St., New York

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Friday, December 11, 2015

On the Street….Crosby St., New York

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the Street…Palais de Tokyo, Paris

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the Street…Sixth Ave., New York

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

On the Street…Luca Rubinacci, Milan

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

On the Street…Prince St., New York

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

On the Street…Freddy Red, Inwood, New York

12615FredRedC8745This photograph represents three things I desperately needed at that moment in my life.

 

A subject to shoot.

 

A restroom.

 

And a cappuccino.

 

I spent a great day on Sunday riding my bike all around Inwood, Harlem and Washington Heights. This is about 200 hundred blocks from where I live in Greenwich Village, and after spending about four straight hours on the bike (and as any New Yorker knows Uptown Manhattan is very hilly), I was in desperate need of a restroom (this is a common but usually undiscussed challenge\need for any street photographer). In addition I needed a cappuccino to keep my energy level up, and most important of all, a worthy subject.

 

I found all of those precious gifts waiting for me in one spot outside the Starbucks in Inwood. This gentleman was as much of a character as his look would suggest and I didn’t think about it until afterwards, but I’m starting to believe that his name wasn’t actually Freddy Red. It just sounds a littttttlllleee too convenient. Makes me wonder what kind of wonderfully mischievous life this guy might be hiding OR his name really is Freddy Red and it was a fun encounter.

 

I look forward to my next trip Uptown.