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Tag: New York

Proud Warrior of The Plants

Proud Warrior of The Plants, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. We met Demba somewhere in midtown Manhattan as we were meandering toward Penn Station. He is the young, handsome and incredibly gracious custodian of a plant shop which is housed (somewhat incongruously) inside a former nightclub, complete with bar, crude florescent lights and mirrors. He allowed […]

He takes pictures & looks askance

He takes pictures & looks askance, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Then he gets drunk. And takes pictures so amazing you’ll be green with envy, even as he staggers into you and announces: “I need another beer. Now which way is it to the subway again?” That’s when you remind him that he’s the one from […]

Would You Scratch Behind My Ears Please?

Would You Scratch Behind My Ears Please?, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Ahhh, thank-you. I can never resist a French Bulldog and their little bat ears. Or most breeds of dog, for that matter. Can’t seem to find the time to write a long post lately, so I’m recycling photos from my April trip to New […]

Just a Blur

Just a Blur, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Leaving Coney Island, I snap furiously while my friend Raymond drives 100 m/p/h, changes apertures, reviews the day’s work, and somehow manages not to kill us. That, my friends, is multitasking! I’m going to assume that this is the Brooklyn Bridge. Only an out of town hick like […]

100 Watt Smile

100 Watt Smile, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. The minute I saw this woman, I knew I wanted to photograph her. I loved her wild fly-away, burgeoning dreadlocks, her red sweater and gold lamé eyeshadow. And her smile, which could light up all of New York city. She was in the “red room” at the Masonic […]