Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A perk of living amongst the fabulously wealthy is that they have very very shiny cars. This combined with good light and great elevations makes for great photos.

I recently learned that “elevation” is an architecture term of art commonly used to impress one's friends, family, and readers. It refers to a building's facade. More precisely:

"A drawing of the walls of one side of a building, either interior or exterior, with all lines drawn to a scale to show true vertical and horizontal dimension; also used in reference to the vertical plane of a building, as in the 'west elevation'."

For the uninitiated, this is a great Google hint. This definition came from Google definitions. If you simply type "define: elevation" for example, into Google it will give you multiple definitions of the word - super useful.

See? You can lean something from reading My Soho Life after all.

Monday, November 21, 2005

I generally insist that everyone who comes to visit me in New York walk around Spring and Prince streets with me on a weekend. Not to buy anything; just to wander through the posh shops, be inspired by innovative design and take in the fair-like atmosphere on the streets. Each of these shots was taken this past Sunday while wandering in Soho.

Vendors in New York won a constitutional challenge enforcing their right to sell their artwork (and books) in the streets. They claimed that to deny them the permission to sell on the street was to deny their right to Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment. Many people thought this was a facetious argument at the time.

I think that, just from this random sampling of shots, it’s clear just how much people expressing themselves add to the character of a neighborhood and that selling art and similar goods truly is a form of expression.

See this Wiki on Freedom of Speech

This crazy huge warehouse space on Broadway near 8th would make the perfect apartment for me - don’t you think? A little drafty but it could fit a decently large widescreen TV and I wouldn't have to go outside to play soccer.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Nature in midtown Manhattan:

Union Square the other day was a cornucopia for the senses:

These handsome gentleman kinda scared me - they looked like they knew how to make a person disappear:

Did anyone else know that this is what Brussel sprouts look like - in my opinion they look much better than they taste - no matter how you cook them.

I tried to 'preserve' this beautiful sunshiny day with my photos - sorry couldn't resist the pun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

In the posher areas in soho, even marble isn't considered worth recycling. Frivolous but beautiful.

If you need to heal your conscience check out this great enviro-site.

Leave a comment and tell me which of these 2 photos you like better.
and it seems all the more absurd to declare Xmas as begun on such a beautiful sunny autumn day.

they lit the Xmas lights the other day, seems too early to me.

Monday, November 14, 2005

I think my soho blog is drifitng more towards astor place.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

keep up the pressure

I think I could spend the rest of my life just taking pictures of water-towers in new york.

art in soho

if you drill here will you hit the bank vault? (click on the photo to blow it up for a decent wallpaper)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Parking in Soho

and its a steal at a mere 16.50/hour

buildings in soho - construction

I would love to hear what people think of these and the other photos. Leave me a comment if nothing than to make me feel not altogether unpopular.

art in soho - what we're fighting for

Mercer st, - you really can say so much with so little

art in soho - poor little squished dude

another awesome pasteup near canal, looks to be a joint venture too

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

art in soho - papers

this one blew my frickin mind - click on it to blow it up an look in detail

art in soho - bottles behind bars

anika, if you are reading this say hello. this is a message in a bottle for you

pictures in and of soho

how can anyone not fall deeply in love with a place like this?

art in soho - youth

Wasted on the young and so forth.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

street art in soho - the shaman

First Post

This is terriffic, my first post on the new photo blog. You can read about me in the profile section.

I am a man of leisure, for hire if you wish. I am attempting to become a professional layabout, modelling mysefl after Bertie Wooster who when asked 'Dont you work for a living', replied 'Work? You mean as in honest toil, hewing the wood and that sort of thing? Well I knew a fellow once who had a job. Absolutely swore by it!' . This blog should be a testament to all the activities which are busying my idle hours. enjoy

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