Whenever I need a dose of inspiration, I just grab my camera and head to pretty much any neighborhood in NYC. Usually, all I need is one hour to find and document enough visual stimulation to last awhile -- well, at least a little while anyway. I find that when I am on an image safari, I tend to be very visually vigilant and look in unusual places and find details that I wouldn't typically see. Most of the following photos were taken in Union Square and the East Village, where I headed to fine tune some ideas I have for a new project. In seeing the color palette of the shots I took, I noticed that I seemed to be in a sepia and blue mood. Hope you find inspiration in these images too!
Pictures #2 and #6 are details from the floor and the wall of a shop in the East Village called Mascot Studio. Owned by Peter McCaffrey, it is a cool, little shop that specializes in picture framing but is exciting to me because of the floor to ceiling mixed media works he showcases. Definitely worth a visit.
Thanks to those of you who offered via comments or emails to help out Anonymous who lost all her/his belongings in a fire (see this post for details). No word yet on anonymous' identity...but I remain hopeful! I will keep you posted.