p s e u d o r e a l

Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Thursday October 15th 2015, 12:54 am
Filed under: General

(Aug 27) Summer is nearly over.

it feels like i only just sorted that mess out
It is already time to renew my driver’s license.

but the past gives birth to the future
The present is different from the past

more like looking for food
Monitoring the situation

his breath is hideous
This one is monitoring me

piss and the mta
Some things never change

but change they have
Some things changed slowly

the past is over
But you can’t go back to the past

Wednesday March 21st 2012, 8:12 pm
Filed under: General

(Sep 11) It is past 9 PM on a Sunday night. I head into the city with the ubercamera for a familiar journey. I really don’t know much about how to use the camera still at this point (and still don’t), but I got some good results. Again, this may be the last time they do The Lights, and the neighbors must absolutely hate the installation. So, although I have to move in a couple of days, I get on the train.

the journey begins
Brooklyn Bridge, 1:15 AM. That brightness in the distance turned out to be The Tribute In Light.

Not only did the clouds defile the view, so did the contractor working on the bridge.

aimed in the direction of the statue of liberty
Despite these unfortunate circumstances, the ubercamera remained uber.

the lady herself
Oh how far my new camera has come from the others.

but there in the distance
At this point, I still wasn’t quite sure they were even on.

A look around… Downtown.

Midtown, Manhattan Bridge, Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. The top of the ESB is in the cloud cover.

for reals
There it is.

obscuration. didn't know it was a real word until i looked it up.
The clouds were unfortunate, to say the least.

imo, more meaningful than the official tributes
Tributes to the dead.

and the area creepily touristy about nine-eleveny
The new station. It is a big yawn, and no longer opens in a convenient spot (for me).

everything is for a reason
I wonder what that’s lit for.

maybe in this same location?
I do some version of this shot every time.

looks like smoke, right?
Phaser attack?

trinity church
This was the only decent shot out of a dozen in this same spot, which I’ve used in the past.

almost there now
One more “it looks like it’s coming from the building” shot.

the source
This one really is coming from the top of the building. This is the parking garage the installation sits atop.

the embarrassing 'freedom tower' is the name no more
The Lights are not actually at the World Trade Center. There, down the block, is the new One World Trade Center.

they're kind of awesome up close
Up close, and personal.

i took about 300 photos
I don’t like this shot so much, but it is the last one I took for the evening, and thus possibly the last one I’ll take of the Tribute In Light.

Thursday October 15th 2009, 3:16 am
Filed under: General

(September 11) For this year’s Tribute In Light, I decided to go to the Brooklyn Bridge. I probably should have gone further north, but Viza met me there and we ended up having one of those only in New York encounters with two girls that borrowed my tripod. Without further comment…

Friday October 03rd 2008, 11:57 pm
Filed under: General

(September 11) This year, I had the same camera as last year, but in the end I decided to go take some photos again this year, and Viza was looking for an excuse to get out of the house, so he came along with me. In the third year I’ve been around to see the lights, I already know that the ideal forecast is party cloudy, and this year we were lucky.

fire station memorial
Outside the fire station on Carroll & Bond

From the Gowanus Canal

Viza and I wait for the subway

a moment in time
I literally heard this scene calling out to be photographed. Is that how it works for people with talent? I’ve always wondered.

ground 0
Seven years later, there’s still a whole lotta nothing here

lit-up front


blank walls = blank minds
The sages of the World Trade Center speak to us

from the base

from behind the trees