Queens Blvd. and 65th Pl. (Hyatt Ave.)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stripes

Forest Ave., Staten Island
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of two-tone or three-tone vans. Brown on brown or white on brown. It's a 70s feeling, 70s lifestyle, even if the vans are a later vintage.
Gowanus Expressway
The past is catching up with us. Or, in this case, overtaking us.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Your Message Here

Bay Ridge, Gowanus Expressway
Low-tech version.
Staten Island Expressway
High-tech version.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Through the Roof

The combination of fine weather and frequent traffic stops creates photo ops. Starting out on Roosevelt Avenue, under the El:

The Baxter Avenue cut across to Woodside Avenue:

On the BQE!:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Scarfie

My neighbor on the R train. He wore his mother's scarf over his head most of the ride.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Rise of the Roadie

Couple in Convertible, Los Angeles (1964)
I caught the last day of the Garry Winogrand retrospective at the Met. Cars appear often, however, as in the photograph above. More interesting, to me, are those taken from behind the wheel--or seeming to have been done so.
Albuquerque (1957)
This shot  feels as if it's taken through the driver's-side or passenger-side window (rolled down) from a car pulled over momentarily at the driveway's end.
Wyoming (1964)
A bit later, we have a full-on "roadie," sun streaks on the windshield and all. Winogrand shoots and steers as a creature of some sort crosses the road.
Los Angeles (1980-83)
The perspective in this L.A. photograph from the early 80s is more puzzling. Is the photographer rushing into the street to capture the horrific image of a woman lying by the curb? Or is he passing by, like the Porsche in front?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014