Old Snow

Out of pix so it’s back to the film archives from the 1970s with some images I don’t think I’ve posted here before.

If I recall correctly, in 1979 I bought my little brother a Pentax K-1000 for his 13th birthday and took him out shooting in the snow but failed ever to kindle the spark photography had lit for me.

For Your Ears Only

86th and Third Ave, New York
86th and Third Ave, New York

This morning’s street photo was taken on the corner of 86th Street and Third Avenue in New York, outside the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store where I worked as a teenager so this would be circa 1973. This is back when Yorkville was still a relatively sleepy German community (with lots of Irish bars) and you can see the Berlin Bar in the background. There’s lots going on in this shot.

A Horse with a Hansom Behind

Central Park South, New York
Central Park South, New York

Here’s a rare color shot (for me – developing color in a bathroom darkroom is not for the faint-hearted) from the 1970s, taken on Central Park South near Fifth Avenue – that’s the awning of the Plaza Hotel in the background.

Dapper Dresser

East 86th St, New York
East 86th St, New York

There’s a little arcade that traverses 85th to 86th Street, midway between Lexington and Third Avenues. At some point in my early teens I would stand a little ways in, training my camera on the passersby on 86th Street. When one of them happened to glance in to the arcade I snapped a picture. Here is one such.

Christmas Rush

Rockefeller Center, New York
Rockefeller Center, New York

This shot’s from the mid-1970s, taken on the Fifth Avenue side of Rockefeller Center – you can see the famous Christmas tree in the far background. Lots of crowds, street vendors and activity.

High Roller

45th and Second Ave

Here are a couple of images I shot sometime between 1976 and 1980 and I don’t think I’ve posted before. I love the contrast of the beer-drinker and the chauffeur-drive Rolls Royce (and, in the first shot, the VW Beetle as well).

also 45th and Second