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You keep talking Mom, I’ll write it all down…

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You keep talking Mom, I’ll write it all down…
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Mother and daughter, on the northeast corner of Broadway & 87th St. The building behind them is actually the "Montana" apartment building, where I lived from 1998 to 2006.

Note: this photo was published in a Dec 10, 2009 blog titled "You Sound Just Like Your Mom (Really)." It was also published in an Apr 15, 2010 blog titled "Parents Working At Home Hurts Kids." And it was published in an Apr 20, 2010 blog titled "Is Working at Home Bad Parenting?" It was also published in a Nov 21, 2010 blog titled "Work At Home Moms."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jan 2, 2012 "Mag for Women" blog titled "Women Are Better At Multitasking. Find Out Why?" It was also published in a Feb 10, 2012 blog titled "Four Apps That a Mom Can’t Live Without." And it was published in an Aug 3, 2012 blog titled "Mama Drama: Interventions for Interrupters," as well as an Aug 8,2012 blog titled "RUn Your Household Like a CEO."

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, homeless people, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, *far* more people who are *not* so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

Smile! You’re on candid camera!
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in an undated (Mar 2010) "Visiting New York" blog titled "Entertainment: movie theaters."

Moving into 2012, it was also published in an Apr 9, 2012 blog titled "Schöne on side photos."

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As I approached the Loew’s movie theater on the east side of Broadway, between 83rd and 84th, I noticed this young woman standing in the street with what appeared to be the usual equipment of a survey-taker or political activist: clip-board, pen, brochures, etc.

Normally, someone like this will pounce on unencumbered pedestrians like me (as opposed to the woman and two young kids who had just walked past her) — and the opening line is usually something like, "Hi, sir, do you have a moment to help save the whales?" (if not the whales, they want to save the environment, the North Pole, the future of the Democratic Party, the rights of unborn crocodiles, or whatever else is in vogue this season).

But this woman paid no attention to me; indeed, she was looking completely away from all of the action, including me. And in retrospect, I don’t know if she was surveying, agitating, or politicking at all; for example, I have no idea what the long black cable is that she’s holding.

In any case, I took a "hip shot" of her as I walked past — i.e., simply pointed my camera, which was set to a wide-angle focus, in her general direction, and pressed the shutter button a couple of times. I then stopped and showed her the image in the camera’s LCD panel, and told her that if it wasn’t too badly framed and focused, it might show up on the Internet tonight.

So, Ms. Blonde Activist, if you’re looking: here it is!

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

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Image by Danny Choo
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Talking Laptop Batteries with HP's Dr. John Wozniak, Distinguished Technologist

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