Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Inwood, Tenth Avenue at 212th Street


Mary Sargent © 2006

The preceding 5 photographs were taken over a week ago on Saturday, July 29th. I went out the next day because, according to my map, there is no 214th Street. Did I imagine it? No, 214th Street is right there where it should be, and it appears to have been there a long time. I’m not going to show you a photo of the sign. In terms of map time, I picked up only a tiny corner of Tenth Avenue at Post Street, but in terms of photographs, another story.

The sign on the blue building reads #117 Fashion. I keep reading it as Fascism.

3 comments:

flyinglady said...

This one seems so exotic to me. And I think it also has that stage-set quality. It's a scream that the man's outfit matches the building perfectly. And the pink shirt and black pants are like licorice. How do these things happen? I like this very much. The depth and the double necklace running along the left side. Satisfying to look at.

Prunella said...

What a wonderful picture! I shall go back to it again & again. You have a fantastic eye for light, color and shape.

Caribou said...

A split second in time. How you see it in your mind's eye, and make the critical decision to capture it is amazing. It comes through in every one of your photographs.