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Mom, I think I’m old enough to walk to school on my own now …

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Mom, I think I’m old enough to walk to school on my own now …
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken in Verdi Square…

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: 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.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, 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.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless 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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And they call this a walk in the park…

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And they call this a walk in the park…
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken just inside the 72nd Street entrance, on the west side of Central Park. It seems that the bored-looking nurse had taken her elderly patient out for a "walk" in the park…

Note: this photo was published as an illustration in an undated (May 2010) Squidoo blog titled "Wheelchair Wheels." It was also published in a Jun 6, 2011 blog titled "How Wheel Chair Quality Has Improved Over the Years."

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: 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.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, 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.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless 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.

A New York family
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was on the east side of Broadway, between 73rd and 74th Street, as I was walking north; the Beacon Theater is in the background. I was inclined to take this picture primarily because I thought the young girl was rather picturesque as she rode on her father’s shoulders … and I didn’t even notice the exotic, and asymmetric, tattoos, on her mother’s arms.

You can’t help wondering what their "story" is. They may be simple, ordinary folks — or they may be trapeze artists in a local circus, or rock musicians playing a gig at the Beacon Theater. I doubt that I’ll ever see them again, so I’ll never know…

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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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The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…

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The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…
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Image by Pierre Lesage
The initial plan we had with John Kahn, an american artist who lives part time in easter Island and Part time in NYC, was to fly the Muppets and Puppets characters he created for the Muppet show, over the Moaïs in Easter Island.

Unfortunately the Muppets and Puppets were not ready to fly or walk, not to mention we did not really had the authorization to fly these characters on the archaeological sites of Easter Island!

Fifteen years ago before his first visit to Easter Island, John was already fascinated by the Moaïs, the Giant Statues; he thought they would be a nice addition in his flying circus, so, with a simple photograph of one of these Moaïs he created a 6 meters high inflatable ripstop nylon Moaï structure (to inflate it, he uses a small computer fan powered with a 12 volts battery).

Once he felt in love with Easter island he brought his Pink inflatable Moaï with him, did a few fashion shoot with an italian photographer and then stored it (the moaï, not the photographer) in his garage in Hanga Roa as he did not feel comfortable and did not want to disturb the mana (the spirit) of the statues.

When we visited him and his family late december and found out that we could not fly the Muppets, we thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate the walk of the Moaïs from the quarry where they were sculpted to the Ahu (sacred platform) where they were erected.

The transportation of these 40 tons statues is an enigma that generations of Achaeologists have been trying to solve without any success.

Our efforts in solving this enigma were succesfull as we managed to “walk” the Moaï with a small train of kites ( a Dan Leigh R8 Cruiser and a flow form 16)….

This happened in a field below the Explora Hotel on December 31, 2009 right before happy hour time….

That was fun !!!

Next step it to create a flying Moaï and fly it in Tongariki !!!

The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…
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Image by Pierre Lesage
The initial plan we had with John Kahn, an american artist who lives part time in easter Island and Part time in NYC, was to fly the Muppets and Puppets characters he created for the Muppet show, over the Moaïs in Easter Island.

Unfortunately the Muppets and Puppets were not ready to fly or walk, not to mention we did not really had the authorization to fly these characters on the archaeological sites of Easter Island!

Fifteen years ago before his first visit to Easter Island, John was already fascinated by the Moaïs, the Giant Statues; he thought they would be a nice addition in his flying circus, so, with a simple photograph of one of these Moaïs he created a 6 meters high inflatable ripstop nylon Moaï structure (to inflate it, he uses a small computer fan powered with a 12 volts battery).

Once he felt in love with Easter island he brought his Pink inflatable Moaï with him, did a few fashion shoot with an italian photographer and then stored it (the moaï, not the photographer) in his garage in Hanga Roa as he did not feel comfortable and did not want to disturb the mana (the spirit) of the statues.

When we visited him and his family late december and found out that we could not fly the Muppets, we thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate the walk of the Moaïs from the quarry where they were sculpted to the Ahu (sacred platform) where they were erected.

The transportation of these 40 tons statues is an enigma that generations of Achaeologists have been trying to solve without any success.

Our efforts in solving this enigma were succesfull as we managed to “walk” the Moaï with a small train of kites ( a Dan Leigh R8 Cruiser and a flow form 16)….

This happened in a field below the Explora Hotel on December 31, 2009 right before happy hour time….

That was fun !!!

Next step it to create a flying Moaï and fly it in Tongariki !!!

The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…
Computer Batteries

Image by Pierre Lesage
The initial plan we had with John Kahn, an american artist who lives part time in easter Island and Part time in NYC, was to fly the Muppets and Puppets characters he created for the Muppet show, over the Moaïs in Easter Island.

Unfortunately the Muppets and Puppets were not ready to fly or walk, not to mention we did not really had the authorization to fly these characters on the archaeological sites of Easter Island!

Fifteen years ago before his first visit to Easter Island, John was already fascinated by the Moaïs, the Giant Statues; he thought they would be a nice addition in his flying circus, so, with a simple photograph of one of these Moaïs he created a 6 meters high inflatable ripstop nylon Moaï structure (to inflate it, he uses a small computer fan powered with a 12 volts battery).

Once he felt in love with Easter island he brought his Pink inflatable Moaï with him, did a few fashion shoot with an italian photographer and then stored it (the moaï, not the photographer) in his garage in Hanga Roa as he did not feel comfortable and did not want to disturb the mana (the spirit) of the statues.

When we visited him and his family late december and found out that we could not fly the Muppets, we thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate the walk of the Moaïs from the quarry where they were sculpted to the Ahu (sacred platform) where they were erected.

The transportation of these 40 tons statues is an enigma that generations of Achaeologists have been trying to solve without any success.

Our efforts in solving this enigma were succesfull as we managed to “walk” the Moaï with a small train of kites ( a Dan Leigh R8 Cruiser and a flow form 16)….

This happened in a field below the Explora Hotel on December 31, 2009 right before happy hour time….

That was fun !!!

Next step it to create a flying Moaï and fly it in Tongariki !!!


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The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…

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The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…
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Image by Pierre Lesage
The initial plan we had with John Kahn, an american artist who lives part time in easter Island and Part time in NYC, was to fly the Muppets and Puppets characters he created for the Muppet show, over the Moaïs in Easter Island.

Unfortunately the Muppets and Puppets were not ready to fly or walk, not to mention we did not really had the authorization to fly these characters on the archaeological sites of Easter Island!

Fifteen years ago before his first visit to Easter Island, John was already fascinated by the Moaïs, the Giant Statues; he thought they would be a nice addition in his flying circus, so, with a simple photograph of one of these Moaïs he created a 6 meters high inflatable ripstop nylon Moaï structure (to inflate it, he uses a small computer fan powered with a 12 volts battery).

Once he felt in love with Easter island he brought his Pink inflatable Moaï with him, did a few fashion shoot with an italian photographer and then stored it (the moaï, not the photographer) in his garage in Hanga Roa as he did not feel comfortable and did not want to disturb the mana (the spirit) of the statues.

When we visited him and his family late december and found out that we could not fly the Muppets, we thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate the walk of the Moaïs from the quarry where they were sculpted to the Ahu (sacred platform) where they were erected.

The transportation of these 40 tons statues is an enigma that generations of Achaeologists have been trying to solve without any success.

Our efforts in solving this enigma were succesfull as we managed to “walk” the Moaï with a small train of kites ( a Dan Leigh R8 Cruiser and a flow form 16)….

This happened in a field below the Explora Hotel on December 31, 2009 right before happy hour time….

That was fun !!!

Next step it to create a flying Moaï and fly it in Tongariki !!!

The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…
Computer Battery

Image by Pierre Lesage
The initial plan we had with John Kahn, an american artist who lives part time in easter Island and Part time in NYC, was to fly the Muppets and Puppets characters he created for the Muppet show, over the Moaïs in Easter Island.

Unfortunately the Muppets and Puppets were not ready to fly or walk, not to mention we did not really had the authorization to fly these characters on the archaeological sites of Easter Island!

Fifteen years ago before his first visit to Easter Island, John was already fascinated by the Moaïs, the Giant Statues; he thought they would be a nice addition in his flying circus, so, with a simple photograph of one of these Moaïs he created a 6 meters high inflatable ripstop nylon Moaï structure (to inflate it, he uses a small computer fan powered with a 12 volts battery).

Once he felt in love with Easter island he brought his Pink inflatable Moaï with him, did a few fashion shoot with an italian photographer and then stored it (the moaï, not the photographer) in his garage in Hanga Roa as he did not feel comfortable and did not want to disturb the mana (the spirit) of the statues.

When we visited him and his family late december and found out that we could not fly the Muppets, we thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate the walk of the Moaïs from the quarry where they were sculpted to the Ahu (sacred platform) where they were erected.

The transportation of these 40 tons statues is an enigma that generations of Achaeologists have been trying to solve without any success.

Our efforts in solving this enigma were succesfull as we managed to “walk” the Moaï with a small train of kites ( a Dan Leigh R8 Cruiser and a flow form 16)….

This happened in a field below the Explora Hotel on December 31, 2009 right before happy hour time….

That was fun !!!

Next step it to create a flying Moaï and fly it in Tongariki !!!

The walk of the Moaï is no longer an enigma…
Computer Battery

Image by Pierre Lesage
The initial plan we had with John Kahn, an american artist who lives part time in easter Island and Part time in NYC, was to fly the Muppets and Puppets characters he created for the Muppet show, over the Moaïs in Easter Island.

Unfortunately the Muppets and Puppets were not ready to fly or walk, not to mention we did not really had the authorization to fly these characters on the archaeological sites of Easter Island!

Fifteen years ago before his first visit to Easter Island, John was already fascinated by the Moaïs, the Giant Statues; he thought they would be a nice addition in his flying circus, so, with a simple photograph of one of these Moaïs he created a 6 meters high inflatable ripstop nylon Moaï structure (to inflate it, he uses a small computer fan powered with a 12 volts battery).

Once he felt in love with Easter island he brought his Pink inflatable Moaï with him, did a few fashion shoot with an italian photographer and then stored it (the moaï, not the photographer) in his garage in Hanga Roa as he did not feel comfortable and did not want to disturb the mana (the spirit) of the statues.

When we visited him and his family late december and found out that we could not fly the Muppets, we thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate the walk of the Moaïs from the quarry where they were sculpted to the Ahu (sacred platform) where they were erected.

The transportation of these 40 tons statues is an enigma that generations of Achaeologists have been trying to solve without any success.

Our efforts in solving this enigma were succesfull as we managed to “walk” the Moaï with a small train of kites ( a Dan Leigh R8 Cruiser and a flow form 16)….

This happened in a field below the Explora Hotel on December 31, 2009 right before happy hour time….

That was fun !!!

Next step it to create a flying Moaï and fly it in Tongariki !!!


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