"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, April 17, 2017

NYC EASTER PARADE 2017

                        Easter Sunday 2017, and the annual Easter Parade is 
                 inundated with fashion, frills, and frolics of every persuasion...

Trump crashes the Easter Parade and shows off his
(beleaguered) Eagle.


tiny dogs are really BIG!







When I asked how the Easter ears were selling, he answered
that it was worse than last years since Trump Tower closed
off traffic.


all photos ©Ken Brown


                           


Monday, April 10, 2017

PITTSBURGH PA.

          Recently, we had the good fortune of spending several days of Spring     
          break in the spirited and culturally rich city of Pittsburgh. We visited the
          Carnegie and Warhol Museums as well as the (only) Center for Post 
          Natural History. The street culture is lively with a wealth of great graft, 
          good coffee, and many up and coming neighborhoods.










all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, March 27, 2017

WORDS ON WALLS, CRYSTAL BALL

Now for something completely different.

One of my favorite sub-topics in the ongoing documentation of NYC street culture
has been “words on walls”. Over the past several months, I have been collaborating with two young friends: poet and producer, Marcus Fleming, and musician and coder, Brian Hurlow. Using an interactive website, we have come up with a piece of art that reflects these phrases and offers the possibility of a vision into the future via the mix of a traditional mechanism, the crystal ball, and a high tech roll of fortune on your computer or phone.  Enjoy!

http://www.wordsonwalls.nyc 

Please note, there is a countdown clock of 1 minute for a friend or partner
to receive their fortune.

all best,
Ken


Monday, March 13, 2017

BALLOON PORTAGE

  Balloon portage, what a job.…the primal attraction of a bright blast of colors is always a treat for the eyes, and it still rings true, especially against a gritty city background.









                                    All photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, February 27, 2017

SIGNS EVERYWHERE

         Signs everywhere...









all photos ©Ken Brown

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