PHOTOS, SOUND-BITES WITH INFORMED BACK-UP. SCROLL DOWN FOR MY PROFILE...I don't make a photograph just with a camera. I bring to the act of photography all the pictures I have seen, all the books I have read, all the music I have heard, and all the people I have known.
MONOCHROME MONDAY - 'THE GREAT ABOMINATION' ON ASTOR PLACE
Dubbed 'The Great Abomination' on Astor Place, New York (according to artist Doug Blanchard's blog COUNTERLIGHT'S PECULIARS) this building, completed in 2009, dominates the view of 4th Avenue, where Lafayette and the Bowery come together. However, 'The Great Abomination' offers passers by a mesmerizing, ever changing facade of moving reflected shapes and, to the photographer, numerous choices of combinations of shots, when traffic allows. One move to the right or left, backward or forward, and the favored pattern is gone!
It is not the only ugly new building that has lately appeared in the neighborhood. But that is a story for