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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Some Thoughts on New York

There was going to be an image at the top of this post, but my current internet won't allow for the uploading of images by an unknown entity (that would be me), so I thought I'd share my first impressions of Queens:

1) It's hot. And muggy. And . . . muggy. And did I mention hot? But actually, I don't mind. It kind of reminds me of Thailand, and my body knows how to handle the heat.

2) People are a lot more abrupt than Californians. It's not that they're not willing to help you - they are, sometimes, but only if you don't waste your time and it fits into their schedule. I've been treated to some amazing kindnesses, and also some unbelievable rudeness (like the bus driver who waited two minutes while I was counting my dollar bills to tell me that the buses only accept coins!).

3) Dunkin Donuts is everywhere! And open 24/7. And hopping. Busy. Crowded. Everyone needs their donut fix. I barely ever thought about donuts in San Francisco, now I feel like it's part of every second sentence in a conversation.

And, since I've been here a total of two days, and working most of that, I think I'll end there. I'll share more impressions with you all as I form them. And please, feel free to add your own impressions in the comments, or to tell me I'm absolutely wrong about something. Although I firmly stand by number 3.


  1. Definitely among the most descriptive portraits you've posted, As for staying fit in NY, just eat the middle bit of the donuts, the outside can kill ya. Love this post, go figure ISPs!

  2. Strange it posted my comment photo ?????

  3. Nice description. NYC is my favorite city I have ever been too. I live close to much smaller cities, Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. I always thought NY was very fast paced and that I needed to be on the ball or get run over, not by a vehicle, although that is likely, but by people who have no patience for strangers that don't know where to go, what to do, and that look up till they fall backwards(me), LOL.

  4. Oh yeah, it's been hot here. (I'm about 40 minutes outside the city), so you didn't pick the best weekend to traipse around.

    The bus driver was probably just aggravated with the recent MTA cuts in service and layoffs, so I'm guessing he wasn't making your day any easier.

    Be sure to get some pics of the pianos they have around. There is a project called "Play Me, I'm Yours" where they have placed pianos in public spots around the city. Anyone who wants can sit down and play. Some of them are pretty colorful. I hope to get in and get some shots of people playing on them. There's one at Lincoln Center and I think one down either Union Square or St. Mark's.



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