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Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 159 ~ Gingko

These pods of ginkgo biloba are found all over the promenade in the fall, on Roosevelt Island ...
when shmushed and stomped upon - smelly!
But here quite beautiful ...

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Day 158 ~ Sprinkled with Autumn

Roosevelt Island NYC

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 154 ~ Waiting

York Street, Brooklyn NY

Day 153 ~ Muddy, Thirsty Women

I was at the (e)merge art fair at the Capital Skyline Hotel in Washington DC this past Saturday. One memorable art performance piece there was Thirst, and the Martyr - JJ McCracken.

At first, I walked up to a long table with ceramics strewn haphazardly over grassy mud, some - slightly filled with water. The table was flanked with water troughs on each side. As I stared closely underneath a veil covering the table, I realized two women laying underneath, muddy and laden with pots and gourds. As the piece begins the women slowly and laboriously rise under the weight of all the pottery. We, the audience realize they are tethered to each other, thirsty in a tug of war to reach the water, blindfolded and struggling against each other to reach the valuable water! 

Here are many shots - I was mesmerized by this piece:

(e)merge Art Fair, Washington DC

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 146 ~ The Blue Building

Long walk today... and came upon this building

33rd Road and 10th Street, Long Island City NY

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 145 ~ LAVA Fest Preview

What is it?

The LameAss Video Festival (ALAVA) is coming soon to a Brooklyn rooftop near you. I am submitting a video with a fellow Roosevelt Island friend-you can too! 

Intrigued? Check out the Facebook Group and request to be added...

Day 144 ~New Beginnings

New look for the new blog - first chill in the air...autumn's beautiful sunlight...  

Waverly Place, West Village NYC

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 141 ~ What Is It?

Shopping today with Leyla for a snack, these are some of the images I shot...

Gourmet Garage, West Village, NYC

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 140 ~ World Trade Center

I remember watching the World Trade Center crashing and crumbling to the ground from my 12th floor terrace that overlooked the whole city. The plume of smoke could be seen from as far back as Roosevelt Island. I fell to my knees and started to cry because I knew the extent of just how many people worked in those buildings, as I also worked at WTC at certain points of my career. The eerie quiet that ensued the days after were surreal. No hum from the FDR traffic that we are all used to here, on Roosevelt Island was frightening. Jets overhead were the only sounds heard. The silence was humbling and deafening at the same time...

World Trade Center, shot from the Millennium Hotel 
probably in 1989 with "film"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 136 ~ Moving?

On my way home on Monday, Labor Day - I came upon this absolutely cool truck parked on Main Street and had to take some pictures. We normally don't see this kind of vehicle on Roosevelt Island, and I was curious about it. As I walked around it, shooting some pictures, I was surprised that the driver was inside. He was happily watching me shoot - proud that someone was admiring the work!

I found out that the truck belongs to Veteran Movers NYC  and that the owners, a band of brothers who recently served overseas for the Marines, decided to band together again in a business venture in Brooklyn.  Hence, Veteran Movers NYC, was born. Check out their truck and if you need anything moved - I bet these guys are da bomb!


Roosevelt Island, NY
Veteran Movers NYC

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 133 ~ View from a Window

Day 132 ~ Margaritaville Collaboration

After a long day of working, my friend Al Lupiani and I stopped off at a great Mexican spot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn  Vamos Al Tequila for some beautiful and delicious margaritas...having fun with the camera - here are the results:

Two pictures by Olya Turcihin 

Two pictures by Alan Lupiani