Monday, October 24, 2016


  I am fascinated by the many aspects of our pose-a-thon culture. It is the        natural byproduct of the current shift in photo/phone technology and it is 
amazing just to consider the mind boggling volume of images made every second. I feel fortunate to live in such an active laboratory for research. 
These images were gathered over the past few years and feature the 
interactions between regular folks and the strikingly real wax figure 
celebrities that pose outside as enticements at Madame Tussaud’s Wax 
Museum on 42nd St. I might add that this place is the real thing, a true 
gem in the (mostly) generic froth of Times Square today.

                                This last image is from Madam Tussaud's next door neighbor,
                               "Ripley's Believe it or Not", another bit of classic Times Square.

                          all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, October 17, 2016


         Ah Halloween, a favorite holiday with the odd commingling of the 
         cute and macabre on the usually quiet streets of Dyker Hts. and 
         other neighborhoods.

Gary Leib's annual Halloween windows at Desert Island Comics 
in Williamsburg.

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, October 3, 2016


We used to live in Cambridge, a  college town where a goodly percentage of the 
population would move at least twice a year during semester transitions. For those who didn’t move, more than a few apartments were at least partly furnished with street scores made during those moments. These dead couches (all in NYC), 
might not make the cut, but they do remind me of those days…

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, September 26, 2016


           Last March I posted a collection of painted over posters in what 
           I thought might be a brief skirmish in the turf wars on the poster 
           walls of the city. Not so, the greening continues and the strange 
           subliminal forces of imagery seeping through, provide a bizarre 
           and unintended art of its own.

                                Bernie posters

                                the first of the, "let's just paint over the faces" ...

                                Robert Janz works a wall on Green St

                                designer glass...

green or not, still un pendejo, (Spanish slang for asshole)

the kooples get a makeover

almost  arty, two posters that once said, "forever"

kids with  chalk discover a new canvas...

                                          I ZEE YOU!

                                 All photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, September 19, 2016


         As Fashion Week winds down, here is a brief homage to the many
          mannequins who occupy shop windows and labor long hours 
          (in often difficult poses) for the NY fashion industry.

all photos ©Ken Brown