"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, February 13, 2017

A NYC PORTRAIT GALLERY

                   Here’s a brief selection of portraits that were gathered over 
               the past few years from the gallery of the street, with a
               special hatzoff to the many talented artists who have con-
               tributed.  









all photos ©Ken Brown
  

Monday, February 6, 2017

NYC STAGECRAFT

                 I’m still completely fascinated by the random stagecraft that NYC 
                   presents with new sets and characters appearing at regular intervals...









all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, January 30, 2017

"FELLOW CITIZENS"

                       This is a small part  of a series I call, “fellow citizens”. 

                    Tina Trachtenburgh (Mother Pigeon) and her daughter. 
                    She is an artist and animal rights activist, and her daughter 
                    is a model/musician.

                 This man has been painting his own future fantasy visions of 
                  NYC in a pleine aire style because he likes the interaction of 
                  the street.

                    This young couple was visiting from Buenos Aires and
                     were checking to see if the East Village was still hip.

Gymnasts in Washington Sq

Reflection check in Soho

AndrewAndrew with identical attire and names in a small park in Nolita.

              Stepping out of a friend’s store recently, I heard a mini ruckus 
              on the fire escape above and soon realized that the smoke 
              emanating was from dry ice and a fan.

 
                all photos ©Ken Brown


Monday, January 23, 2017

WOMEN'S MARCH NYC


  This weekend we joined the Women’s March in NY, a jubilant event that lifted the mood for millions in cities around the country and throughout the world. It was truly heartening to witness the spunk, spirit and creativity of a powerful force, energizing the resistance on day one of what will undoubtedly be a long slog.




Toddler Trump street performance


This woman said she was going to auction this
frothy faced ogre after the march and donate to
the resistance.


Shepard Fairey posters were a big presence.



This version of Trump Tower was created with a list of adjectives 
culled from articles on Trump in the NYTIMES

all photos ©Ken Brown



Monday, January 16, 2017

FACES FROM THE NAKED CITY

               Eight and a half million faces in the Naked City and here’s 
               a small handful gathered over the past several years.

                                A door greeter at a club in Tribeca

At an art parade in Soho

got good brows, go to town...an Englishman in NYC

a stellar 'stache at the Garage flea market

future entomologist through a cafe window in Brooklyn

at the farmers market in Union Square...her friend did the braiding

A temporary santa and full time grandfather from Kentucky, he
is a plant vendor at the farmers market in Union Square.

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, January 2, 2017

"FEET FIRST"

                                                   "FEET FIRST" into the New Year









             
                                     all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, December 26, 2016

OVER THE TOP LIGHTS IN DYKER HEIGHTS

Last night we had the good fortune of a friend with a car offering a trip to view the over the top lights of Dyker Heights. This elegant Brooklyn neighborhood has a long standing reputation for Christmas displays that began in 1984. It has expanded yearly since to a current cavalcade of Christmas kitsch that will leave you bedazzled with your eyes ringing. There are moments of tasteful and ingenious engineering as well, and the fact that this neighborhood opens up for 
the tens of thousands of light seekers is commendable.











                    all photos ©Ken Brown