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New York City - Night - Street Art - Houston and Bowery Wall - East Village

When I was really young, I used to imagine that at night when the majority of people went to sleep in New York City, all of the graffiti and street art on the walls would come to life. Every figment of an artist’s imagination, previously bound to the confines of a wall, would finally .. .continue reading here… 

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New York City - Night - Street Art - Houston and Bowery Wall - East Village

When I was really young, I used to imagine that at night when the majority of people went to sleep in New York City, all of the graffiti and street art on the walls would come to life. Every figment of an artist’s imagination, previously bound to the confines of a wall, would finally .. .continue reading here…

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy!

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View: "Night Visions - Street Art - East Village - New York City" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

Brooklyn - Williamsburg - South Side - New York City

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There are scenes that linger long in the back of the throat: moments stirred by the senses that mean everything in retrospect as their colors grow more vivid with every replay on the back of the eyelids at night before dreams take over.

I still remember the first time I saw this little stretch of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I had just moved down to the Lower East Side from upper Manhattan. As I walked over the Williamsburg Bridge for the first time armed with my little point and shoot camera and a new-found sense of wonder, I remember stopping in my tracks when I came across this repair shop. It’s one of the first things you see after walking across the Williamsburg Bridge. 

As I stood on the corner clumsily trying to capture the essence of the moment with the only tool I had at the time, I don’t think I even remotely imagined that I was in the beginning stages of a life-long love affair with photography. 

And so, when I came across this scene this past weekend, it was as if I took a time machine back to that point in time. Even though my life has changed so much since that first week of exploration across the bridge from my new neighborhood, hardly anything had changed with this corner. 

In a city that changes in the blink of an eye, some places linger a little longer than others. 

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Taken with the Sony NEX-7

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Brooklyn - Williamsburg - South Side - New York City

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There are scenes that linger long in the back of the throat: moments stirred by the senses that mean everything in retrospect as their colors grow more vivid with every replay on the back of the eyelids at night before dreams take over.

I still remember the first time I saw this little stretch of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I had just moved down to the Lower East Side from upper Manhattan. As I walked over the Williamsburg Bridge for the first time armed with my little point and shoot camera and a new-found sense of wonder, I remember stopping in my tracks when I came across this repair shop. It’s one of the first things you see after walking across the Williamsburg Bridge.

As I stood on the corner clumsily trying to capture the essence of the moment with the only tool I had at the time, I don’t think I even remotely imagined that I was in the beginning stages of a life-long love affair with photography.

And so, when I came across this scene this past weekend, it was as if I took a time machine back to that point in time. Even though my life has changed so much since that first week of exploration across the bridge from my new neighborhood, hardly anything had changed with this corner.

In a city that changes in the blink of an eye, some places linger a little longer than others.

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Taken with the Sony NEX-7

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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View “Brooklyn - Under the Williamsburg Bridge - New York City” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

Bushwick. Street art. Brooklyn. New York City.—-

The sky wavered in mood earlier today displaying an angsty mix of rage-puffed storm clouds and baby blues streaked by sunlight. It was the perfect backdrop for Bushwick’s incredible array of street art murals that pepper the industrial urban landscape. 


I have been spending an inordinate amount of time in Brooklyn lately. My other half was born in Brooklyn (I like to refer to it as his “hatch-zone”) and is a great walking-off-steam companion. And so we keep ending up in interesting places on these long walks. 

 Bushwick was never really a friendly place when I was younger (this is a severe understatement). It’s fascinating to see the stage of evolution it seems to be in currently. The factories are all still there but there is also an amazing amount of art that seems to be thriving on the walls of Bushwick. Growing up in Queens ogling 5 Pointz, a large industrial space transformed into a premiere space for graffiti/street artists to cover in art, I was sad to hear that 5 Pointz will eventually be razed. However, Bushwick seems to have a blossoming 5 Pointz feel at this moment in time which is exhilarating to witness. 

Who knows what the future holds for Bushwick? But, for now, it’s a perfect mix of grit and art.


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Bushwick. Street art. Brooklyn. New York City.


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The sky wavered in mood earlier today displaying an angsty mix of rage-puffed storm clouds and baby blues streaked by sunlight. It was the perfect backdrop for Bushwick’s incredible array of street art murals that pepper the industrial urban landscape.

I have been spending an inordinate amount of time in Brooklyn lately. My other half was born in Brooklyn (I like to refer to it as his “hatch-zone”) and is a great walking-off-steam companion. And so we keep ending up in interesting places on these long walks.

Bushwick was never really a friendly place when I was younger (this is a severe understatement). It’s fascinating to see the stage of evolution it seems to be in currently. The factories are all still there but there is also an amazing amount of art that seems to be thriving on the walls of Bushwick. Growing up in Queens ogling 5 Pointz, a large industrial space transformed into a premiere space for graffiti/street artists to cover in art, I was sad to hear that 5 Pointz will eventually be razed. However, Bushwick seems to have a blossoming 5 Pointz feel at this moment in time which is exhilarating to witness.

Who knows what the future holds for Bushwick? But, for now, it’s a perfect mix of grit and art.

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View this photo with a comment thread on my Google Plus page


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View “Bushwick Street Art - Brooklyn - New York City” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

Lower East Side at night. New York City.

At night, as the street lights guide urban wanderers home under a blanket of darkness, 

the mist from the fog of millions of thoughts exhales at once into a sky heavy with dreams.

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This is a view looking down Rivington Street towards Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side in lower Manhattan. The building in the foreground with the colorful street art and graffiti is ABC No Rio, a center for art and activism that has been in this neighborhood since 1980.

 This was taken with the Sony a99. It feels great to capture night scenes with this camera since it performs really well in low-light. During winter here in New York City, the nights seem endless so it’s nice to be able to capture what I experience and see on a daily basis after the sun goes down .  

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Lower East Side at night. New York City.

At night, as the street lights guide urban wanderers home under a blanket of darkness,

the mist from the fog of millions of thoughts exhales at once into a sky heavy with dreams.

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This is a view looking down Rivington Street towards Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side in lower Manhattan. The building in the foreground with the colorful street art and graffiti is ABC No Rio, a center for art and activism that has been in this neighborhood since 1980.

This was taken with the Sony a99. It feels great to capture night scenes with this camera since it performs really well in low-light. During winter here in New York City, the nights seem endless so it’s nice to be able to capture what I experience and see on a daily basis after the sun goes down .

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “Lower East Side - Night - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.