Nick Pegg

Word and Imagery Artist from Canada.

Category: New York City

Never Quick, Nor Easy.

Easy Divorce.

This photo would fit well into a project aimed around the ideas of “commitment” or a series on “North American Living”. ironically of course.

This was a sign outside what seemed to be a small, walk in, walk out law office in the lower east side of Manhattan.

Walking around with my Nikon AF600 (a small point a shoot 35mm camera) while waiting to play a concert at a small venue, I spotted the sign. Having no idea how to photograph it though. I walked up and took a picture of it for my own personal memory, knowing the composition would hold no value. Later, however, after developing the roll, I noticed that I accidentally captured a bus with a American Flag on the side. This, I think, adds some sort of value to the image. Leading one to impose an idea of a downfall in North American culture as to the idea that divorce as become a way of life and a cultural norm. I think that it speaks to the area of commitment and instant gratification all at the same time.

I think it’s a neat picture.

Shot on some expired Blacks 200iso film that I found at a thrift shop. the best thing about this film is that it has the processing included. Free developing. Go team!

anyways, thanks for reading.

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Walking a Dog in NYC.

NYC Pug

I feel like owning a dog in NYC would suck. It would have to live in your small over priced apartment. It would bark and make your neighbors mad. Dog hair. Dog smell. Dog poop. You would have to walk it down narrow busy streets full of tourists and pissed of cab drivers. Then when it decides to take a crap on the side walk, you have to grab the little bag a pick up its crap while 300 people eating pizza and wearing “I heart new york” t shirts watch and shame you as if dogs aren’t supposed to poop.

And then not to mention some long haired Canadian guy will decide to take a picture of your dog as your’e walking it down the side walk in hopes that it will do it’s business so you can go back to your apartment, throw on Netflix and stress about how you’re going to make your next rent payment.

Life yahknow?

anyways.

I’m less afraid to point my camera at animals than I am to point it at people. This dog still didn’t seem to impressed.

This is on some small numeric street in west Manhattan last week.

Nikon AF600 F3.5

Looking Up. (day 9)

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The first thing that any visitor to New York city will do when they arrive is look up.

New York city is built in a grid patter. Except for what seems from a maps perspective, one street. So while walking around you will get random happenings where the normal 90 degree turn gets chopped in half. So, instead of changing the street back in the day. (which I know wasn’t possible) they decided to just build triangle building.

The most famous of these types of intersections is the one and only Time Square. Where broadway street slices its way through the city.

This photo is taken on the south downtown of the island near wall street.

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