After seeing Neil Baylis's beautiful floral tribute to Chromasia here on Monday, I spent the last couple days poring over my photos, fretting about which would best fit into the style of Chromasia's wonderful, saturated hyper-reality. And then my wife Sara reminded me that if Dave wanted only Chromasia-style shots, he would have asked us to post his own photos for him during the move. So I picked a shot I took a couple days ago that's definitely more joe's nyc than Chromasia.
Though I haven't spent as much time in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) as I have in certain Manhattan neighborhoods, DUMBO is closer to my Brooklyn home and closer to my heart. It certainly passes my test as a fertile spot for photography -- the neighborhood really reflects the people who live there. It's a real hot spot for illegal street art, for example, and experimental theater. Unlike so much of Manhattan these days, you won't yet see evidence of homogenizers Barnes & Noble, the Gap, or Starbucks -- just home-grown Brooklyn treasures like Jacques Torres Chocolate, Grimaldi's Pizza, and the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
And of course, tatoo-legged contractors, renovating buildings in preparation for the invasion of more high-end home design stores...
4.26pm on 18/07/04