"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, June 1, 2020

CORONA CHRONICLES

The echoes of helicopters and sirens linger as I write these notes and share images of this most unusual moment in our collective history.












                                   all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, May 25, 2020

VERTICAL WORLD

I'd like to invite you for a Monday morning stroll in the vertical world.

Space walk on East 2nd Street

one way or another...

fences are for climbing...

lonely pink outpost in Brooklyn

Williamsburg Bridge with corona bouquet...

kale removal kit

"under construction" concert

George Washington bedecked with traffic cones and pigeons

a NYC poster peeling moment

car service has arrived...


all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, May 18, 2020

PENTIMENTO

Pentimento:The reappearance of an underlying image. The galleries and museums have closed, and Covid 19 has had its way with a diminishment of the once vital poster walls around town, but I still take a small measure of the beauty and humor in the accidental art that is left.


      last guy standing

          Peek-a boo

 Psychedelic Sunday







                                                          all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, May 11, 2020

EMBRACE THE ABSURD

In the course of my urban wonderings, there's one item that's never in short supply...


Sleeping bears...

             Doleful head needing a haircut...(stand-in for myself)...

                                 mushrooms in a snowbank...

                           Tumbling, pizza loving soccer player...

                                          In case you were wondering

                                                 Fish stories...

                                                            No fish?

 A stunningly surreal canine (and 1 cat) conga line yard sculpture in Red Hook.

                                  all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, May 4, 2020

CITY TEXTURES

I've had an abiding fascination with the wide variety of patterns and textures in the big burg and this batch reflects notes taken on walks in recent months of life in the corona-verse.

 Late day reflections in Chelsea

A tired, but beautiful playground on the Lower East Side.

         They couldn't resist...


 This undulating flotsam mass occurs at the end of our block on the Hudson River, and is an infrequent byproduct of tides and stiff wind.

 Oak leaves leave patterns after the rain.


 Parachute down by the East River.

                        all photos by Ken Brown