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Archive for June 24th, 2010

My New York

One of the first photos I took with my Canon Rebel XS, and it remains a favorite.  It’s a picture that makes me love New York in the pit of my stomach – the near-hidden basement pottery studio, the random vine of Christmas lights snaking around the railing, the glow of light in the distance, the painted brick wall, the gritty, gray sidewalk lit up by the yellow bike with steely wheels…even the black trash bags that I initially saw as an obstruction, but now embrace as an authentic element of the city’s sidewalks.  It captures the feeling of turning onto a street that you may have walked a thousand times, but for whatever reason, suddenly feels new and uncharted.  I sense that this is a picture I would want to avoid looking at if I ever had to leave New York…

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