Monday, May 27, 2013


This past month NYC was graced with a visit by the international French art star, JR., whose large scale photo poster projects have occurred in cities around the world. I've followed his work for many years and posted a piece when he did a project in the Bronx a couple of years ago. I have been especially moved by the interactive community projects that focus on the transformative connection between people and art.

This is the photo booth van that was parked in Times Square from April 22nd-May 10th.  6,000 New Yorkers got their pictures taken and their faces were posted on walls, the 
ground and occasionally on the billboards at night.

Had to do it.

The following selection is from a collaboration by JR and Jose Parla
that is showing at the Bryce-Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea.  May 7-July 12th

                                 the previous 6 photos are ©JR and Jose Paral

Monday, May 20, 2013


"daily dramas" as performed by a few of the 8 and a quarter million cast members...

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, May 13, 2013


ah Springtime, and amour is in the air...

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, May 6, 2013


They walk among us, and though usually shilling for products, or especially in Times Square, photo op tips, they are all part of the enormous cast of characters that make 
street culture so wonderfully amusing.

overzealous polar bear

Liberty changes her playlist

hopping down the bunny trail...

time out...

sometimes, limited visibility makes
navigation difficult...

walk like an Egyptian or dress like a cannoli,
one of life's little conundrums

Earth Day 2013

all photos ©Ken Brown