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.
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
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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I look at this and have to wonder the amount of hours that have gone into each one of the instruments in the back ground. All the life decisions made that were to find each one of the musicians playing the bottom floor of Penn Station in New York City. Only to have thousands of people rush by them with out a simple notice.
I like to think how many other musicians are there walking by these ones that wish they could have a golden opportunity to play such a high traffic area.
I like to think of how many people think that these musicians are just homeless people with an electric guitar, percussion pieces, and a stand up bass.
This photo was taken In Penn Station, in New York City, during a peak return home rush hour(s). Shot on a Yashica FX-D Quartz 50mm with 35mm Black and white C-41 film. – 2.0A with a 1/90 shutter. No Flash. – I was originally going to photograph jsut the band, but then got the idea of having people rush past them. I was standing safely beside a support pillar, as to not have thousands of people knock into me. – This was a break in the traffic, just enough that you can see a band playing in the back, as people blurr by. That’s one way to put it… Blurr by.
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