Monday, October 31, 2016


             I’ve been collecting and photographing masks for many years and
             here’s a quick dip into the archives as we close in on that special
             national mask holiday.

                        HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  ...and special thanks to
                        all the friends and shops who contributed.

                         all photos ©Ken Brown

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