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Tag: new york city

Fire Guy

fire guy, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Yep, your eyes do not deceive you: a New York City fire fighter smoking a big fat stogie right in the station. And posing like a pro. And when you think about it the irony is really not all that dramatic: I mean, obviously, these guys aren’t afraid of […]

Cool Cat With The Cool Hat

Cool Cat With The Cool Hat, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. He was born to be a model. You don’t pull that casually-looking-askance-but-lovin’-on- the-lens face unless you were born to be cool. Or a model. Or a narcissist. Or a little bit of all three. Now this dude didn’t know me from Adam. I scuttled backwards […]

The Feather Man

The Feather Man, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I’d just shot a chess-playing flim-flammer with dollar signs for eyes. Yeah, I could shoot him (he acknowledged ungraciously), but “you gotta toss a dollar in the pot.” So I did. And the shot was crap. I should’ve demanded my buck back. But walking down the street a […]

Shaken, Not Stirred

Shaken, Not Stirred, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I met retired New York City police officer Gilberto Isac Flores Concepción at The Cuba Cafe in Chelsea. He laughed when I asked if I could take his picture. “Ain’t nobody want my photo,” he smiled. But I did. In fluent English and Spanish, Mr. Concepción told me […]