Sunday, April 28, 2013

On the Street….West 38th St., New York

80612Cart6427Web1You rarely see carts like this in the Garment District anymore.


I’ve had two prints of carts wrapped like this hanging above my desk.  When I’m on the phone or daydreaming I let my eyes just run along the twisting, curving lines of this image.


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  1. lindy702

    April 28, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Wonderful art form, the lines and symmetry and twisting of the metal, make this a perfect ,standing sculpture. Outstanding image.

  2. Roy Zhang (ShanghaiExpress)

    April 28, 2013 at 10:46 am


  3. Roy Zhang

    April 28, 2013 at 10:48 am

    sooooo sharp

  4. Laura

    April 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

    It looks like a piece of art!

  5. Jake

    April 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Almost like barbed wire.

  6. greekette

    April 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

  7. irene

    April 28, 2013 at 11:57 am

    that’s a wonderful piece.

  8. Erica

    April 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

  9. Judith

    April 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

  10. rosmary

    April 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    lovely, so cool…


    April 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    cool picture!!!

  12. Maya

    April 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Great picture! very interesting!

  13. Opposite Lipstick

    April 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  14. FripperyVintage

    April 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Amazing, I have seen them rolling the carts around but never one that looked that this.

  15. katie

    April 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    great picture and word picture :) a remnant of another age. thanks for sharing this moment!

  16. Chahrazad

    April 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Looks like a piece of art. Really nice!


  17. SJH

    April 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    It looks like some kind of torture device.

  18. Denisa

    April 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    really so nice photo..

  19. Noemi

    April 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    It reminds some torture machine… like something you could see in Saw! But it’s an interesting photo.

  20. Eva

    April 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Great photo, love these kind of industrial shots!

  21. CBC

    April 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    this reminds me of a street artist she works in bungie cords or something similar…r u familiar??She attaches to scaffolding

  22. Reptilia

    April 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Really cool!!


  23. Taipei Style

    April 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Quite interesting! I also thought it was a piece of art :)


  24. LIZPR

    April 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    This is like … like … a photographic equivalent to a Jackson Pollock or something!

  25. Monsieur Marcel

    April 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    A readymade befitting a fashion blog.

  26. Kayleigh

    April 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I can totally see the relationship of this being a photographic equivalent of Jason Pollock. Very interesting cart!

  27. Iam

    April 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Wow. Is that like steel?

  28. Sarah

    April 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I love posts like this! Keep writing with your photos. They make them very unique and very YOU!

  29. Sarah_H.

    April 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I can remember seeing these being rolled down the sidewalks on 7th Ave. full of clothing. Usually a guy in front steering and a guy in back pushing. They were going from factory to warehouse, or sometimes from factory straight over to the stores on 5th Ave. Another day…

  30. TeMo

    April 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    A strong image to be sure and also be default a commentary on the state of the garment industry in New York. I feel like in a way I am look at a ghost, skeleton, labyrinth and a cage. Hauntingly beautiful.

  31. Tanya

    April 29, 2013 at 3:24 am

    What’s the purpose of wrapping them like so, and why isn’t it done anymore?

  32. Namrata

    April 29, 2013 at 3:57 am

    This is so cool! I love how you can find things like this only in New york!


  33. La Collectionneuse

    April 29, 2013 at 4:31 am

    C ART!

  34. Andrew S

    April 29, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Carl Andre eat your heart out!!!

  35. jl

    April 29, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I used to be a production coordinator in the garment district when I first started my career in “fashion” and I used to always dodge those carts to save my toes from being run over while running back and forth from factory to design studios.

    If you stand at the corner of 38th and 8th Ave, you’ll still see a good amount of the fabric carts :)

  36. cece

    April 29, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I wonder how many of your young readers can remember when these were used. In my mind, it left a very romantic image, watching men push these all over the Garment District.

  37. Just James

    April 29, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I remember working as a display stylist (window dresser) and we rigged up a cart like this to transport mannequins from A to B. Only issue was that sometimes our Amazonian mannequins on our cart were to tall to fit in the elevator! Beautifully shot, what a great piece of art!

  38. Petra (Confashionista)

    April 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    You know I love your “people” photos. Who doesn’t?! But also love when you get your lens turned to a different direction.
    Thank you!


  39. Lola O

    April 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful! Stark yet inviting. The layering of shades and textures really draws one’s gaze in. And yes, I love it when you write about your photos.

  40. Suzy

    April 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    #nostalgia <3

  41. Hannibal Lecter Transport Services Inc.

    April 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Beautiful, with more than a touch of the macabre and maybe grotesque. It’s not about the pretty; its supposed purpose makes you wonder…..

    Good job. This image is one that I would revisit again and again. As I have…..

  42. AA

    April 30, 2013 at 4:00 am

    You gave my work a strong standing point… I m drawing pics with lines playing around elements and always been thinking of them like you wrote in the words about your photo. I was wondering about a book but wasn´t sure if anyone would see them as I do- a place for daydreaming and rest for eyes and mind. Thank you again for this post as it was good eyeopener and “opened” also a new door for me … The copy will come your way if it is done :D

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  45. HFaddict

    June 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    So inspirational!

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