"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

POSE-A-PALOOZA

Pose-A-Palooza,...this is still one of my favorite categories, started over a decade ago with the emergence of cel phones and a city swelling with photo-op backgrounds.

done with a bubble gun and situated on a photo-op 
block in Bushwick

OK, not in NY, but a classic moment in San Jose, 
Costa Rica a few weeks ago.

This couple struggled for a while getting the whole 
pie in the pic.

A textured background in Soho.

Pet pix with a very cooperative subject.

Showing off on the High Line one Chelsea

Mom and son doing things the Brooklyn way.

Mom and daughter with a James and Karla storefront reproduction on the Lower East Side.

A 36th birthday in Bushwick.

Leaping with love in Williamsburg.

all photos ©Ken Bown

Monday, April 8, 2019

A FEW ODDITIES ...

 Here are a few recent oddities for your amusement...

gggrrrr...

sidewalk gators...

lazy unicorn...

wrinkled poster under glass, Paris

house of horrors window on West 23rd

sad, but,..(gone before pickup)

hangin' out...


all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, April 1, 2019

COSTA RICA

Recently, we had the good fortune to spend a week traveling with friends who live and work in Costa Rica. Both are involved in the rapidly growing world of ecotourism which maintains a powerful presence. Large parts of the country and its amazing wealth of biodiversity are protected under the national park system.
We were generously given access to a number of forest walks, night hikes, bird watching and a small dash of San Jose (the capital) for my urban street curiosity.
Many thanks to Amy and Crist Inman for their generosity.



























ALL PHOTOS © Ken Brown


Monday, March 11, 2019

THE NYC ARMORY SHOW

     Yesterday I did some art binging at the always amazing Armory Show. As expected, in an almost circus-like environment, there was an abundance of great art, and people watching.

Vacuuming the Gallery, by Rodney Graham

Spiders of Paradise by Maria Fernando Cardosa

Monster Kitty Selfie

Kitty City

Got it!

The Family Visit, by Erwin Olaf

by Kenny Scharf

Four Playboy Bunnies of the Apocalypse
by Jim Shaw

Apocalypse. CU

Carrying,  by Marina Abramovic

                                                            all images ©Ken Brown

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

URBAN ABSTRACTIONS

      My Winter walks around the city have provided a strange 
       array of urban abstractions.

Reflections

Broken mirror and sunset in Williamsburg

Faded balloons or marshmallows?

Abstract dumpster

Somewhere in Queens

Lost in a torn poster parade


Dancing ghost tree in the East Village.

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, February 25, 2019

ART MAKING NYC

                         Art making is an ongoing presence in NYC.


Union Square portrait artist

Union Sq. chalk artist

New mural going up in Welling Court, Queens

Brooklyn artist likes to paint outside and engage 
with the public

Plain-Air artist, under the El in Brooklyn

A take on the Manhattan skyline from 
the Brooklyn Bridge

An intricate mural piece going up in Brooklyn.


A Canal Street open air portrait studio.

A mural in progress at Welling Court 
in Queens


A street piece going up on Canal Street

all photos ©Ken Brown