Ultra Linking Playography

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Images on PhotoShelter

Saturday, April 24, 2010

February 9, 2010

A walk after work on a chilly Friday night yielded me these:

William Eggleston's pic used to promote a show at the Radio City Music Hall, Sixth Avenue at West 50th Street.

Man fixing his coat collar. Sixth Avenue at West 51st Street.

A redhead viewing Jackson Pollock's "One: Number 31, 1950" at the Museum of Modern Art.

Closing time. Sixth Avenue at West 49th Street.

September 20, 2009

Esse Aficionado street performers doing their "Jackie O" bit in front of the Met.

Lucida Building cafeteria on a Sunday afternoon. Lexington Avenue at East 85th Street.

September 3, 2009

Bowery near East 4th Street.

Friday, August 07, 2009

August 7, 2009

The "Obama note" and Michael Jackson watch. Broadway near West 29th Street.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009

This image depicts the heat of summer, but it was shot in late spring two years ago on East Ninth Street near Fifth Avenue.

Monday, June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009

Springtime scene, Union Square. April 24, 2009

Waiting for a cab. Fifth Avenue at 28th Street. April 24, 2009

Woman outside Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Fifth Avenue at 50th Street. April 24, 2009

Stilt walker on Union Square. June 26, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

March 20, 2009

'Tis springtime, finally. This photo was shot three years ago at Bryant Park.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February 17, 2009

Fashion week entrance. Sixth Avenue at Bryant Park.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

February 13, 2009

Photographer. Fifth Avenue at 51st Street.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

February 4, 2009

Fountain lion (on a moving truck). East 17th Street at Union Square.

Images on PhotoShelter

Friday, January 30, 2009

January 29, 2009

Both of these were shot on the Upper West Side not far from the Lincoln Center.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 20, 2009

Window display at an optical shop. Madison Avenue at East 46th Street

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009, Times Square

Times Square scenes during the Obama inauguration rites.

Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

Broadway at Bleecker Street.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 30, 2008

Smoker on Park Avenue at East 34th Street. This will be my last New York picture in 2008. I'm happy that this terrible year will be history after tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 16, 2008

East 14th Street near Fifth Avenue.

Monday, November 24, 2008

November 23, 2008

Crosswalk on Lexington Avenue at East 43rd Street.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

November 12, 2008

A poster at the back of a newstand on Union Square.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 9, 2008

Artist Corin Hewitt in "Seed Stage," a blend of performance art, photography, and installation at the Whitney Museum. My wife and I visited the Whitney mainly to look up the William Eggleston retrospective, where picture-taking is not allowed. But not at Hewitt's area on the first floor. It would have been nice if we came away with photos from the Eggleston exhibit instead.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

August 13, 2008

Brooklyn Bridge entrance from Brooklyn.

Friday, August 08, 2008

August 8, 2008

My new book, published through Blurb.com, is out.

Friday, July 11, 2008

July 10, 2008

Union Square.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008

My first self-published book is now available at Blurb.com. At 160 pages long, it shows 114 of my best images from a three-year project.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

June 3, 2008

This is my wife Reena having fun with the wolves at the Guggenheim Museum. The installation is by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Monday, June 02, 2008

June 1, 2008

Staten Island Ferry passenger. For a leisurely Sunday stroll with my wife in Battery Park and a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, I brought the little point-and-shoot instead of my usual heavy gear. Had I known that I will come across something like this, I would have suffered the large camera.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 23, 2008

Two blah pictures from the four that I shot today: Fifth Avenue at 14th Street and at Columbus Circle.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May 6, 2008

Woman waiting for the bus. Ninth Avenue at West 27th Street.

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 17, 2008

Man engrossed with his Blackberry. Park Avenue at East 27th Street.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 17, 2008

I discovered a few weeks ago that light on the Upper East Side is best all day around this time of the year. But I stuck to my usual route walking north through Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen and coming home with nothing good. That many of those days were gloomy didn't help at all. So I checked out the Upper East Side again, and for the past couple of ventures I got several for-keeps pictures, four to be exact. Nothing really spectacular, just simple scene pictures that New Yorkers of year 2058 might study with some nostalgia.

The picture on top was shot on Saint Patrick's Day, and I got the other one on March 14, both on Madison Avenue at East 75th and 66th Streets.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

February 26, 2008

I went out to do my usual thing in Manhattan, starting at the World Trade Center intending to walk north up to wherever I get tired and start homeward. Reaching Chinatown, I happened upon a police raid of what the media now calls the "Counterfeit Triangle," which is a small block bounded by Canal, Centre, and Walker Streets. At first I just looked around, wondering what was going on (as the moniker implies, stores and sidewalk-level stalls in the building peddle an assortment of counterfeit products).

The whole building was surrounded with steel barricades and with so many cops both plainclothes and uniformed. I saw a number of photographers and TV cameramen doing their jobs as well, and thought, what the heck, I'm here I might as well take pictures also. It occured to me that this might interest the NYT, and so after getting my fill of pictures and got the info for the captions I called the Metro picture desk, and indeed they want me to send them my pictures. I said for them to wait two hours which is about how long it would take me to get back home to my apartment in Jersey City by PATH train and by bus. I got home sweating under layers of winter clothing, processed five of the best ones immediately, was able to email them around 3:50pm.

The Metro picture desk later told me they did not use any of my pictures because another editor had sent someone to cover the press conference with Mayor Bloomberg. But she said had that not been the case, she would definitely have gone with mine, which depicted the actual raid itself and not the city's head politico holding up an orange sign with the word "Closed" on it. I guess the NYT is just saving money since mine are bona fide action pictures, not propaganda.

Friday, February 22, 2008

February 22, 2008

I was able to record Jeff Wall's talk at Strand in Manhattan on Friday evening. The audio is a 54-minute, 61.8MB mp3 file. Get it here. The male voice with an accent that to my ear is slightly British is Michael Newman, at the right of the picture, author of Jeff Wall Works and Collected Writings which was promoted at the event. I didn't get the name of the lady who spoke first.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

February 21, 2008

Waiting shed. East 14th Street near University Place.

Friday, February 15, 2008

February 14, 2008

These two were shot minutes apart and both on the Lexington Avenue side of the busy Grand Central Terminal area. Red is the color of the day, supposedly, that's why I picked these two to post from the five pictures that I brought home today. All were made in the area. And unlike most of my recent pictures, these were shot with my left eye peeking through the viewfinder.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

February 12, 2008

Let it snow. West 23rd Street at Eighth Avenue.