As I come closer to the time I will bid NYC adieu—on St. Patrick’s Day of all days—I am realizing that what I will miss most is the art scene and all the culture at my fingertips. When I was in the fashion industry, I always found that it was easy to be ahead of the trends since you were basically immersed in them while they were happening in this “of the moment” city, and painting is the same way. Thankfully, I will be back on a regular basis!
I took the photo above on a hot summer night and really liked how the open window divides the space and reflects the night lights. This is my apartment view looking up West End Avenue. It was taken before all the summer road construction, and they have since made the avenue much safer by reducing it to two lanes instead of four. This picture is a bit of a time capsule, I think.
I think that this is a very unique picture. To me, reflections seem to hold a peek into another dimension. On another note, I remember a movie with Harvey Keitel where every morning at the exact same time he would take a picture of the intersection outside of his cigar store in the city. He would study these pictures and loved how each was so very unique. There’s even a scene where he shares the photographs with someone who says something like” all these pictures are the same”. Of course Harvey is puzzled and upset by this statement.
Thanks for the thoughtful comments. I saw Harvey at Bubbies in Tribecca a month or so ago. He lives in the neighborhood and hangs out there occasionally. Great pancakes at Bubbies:) Do you remember the name of the movie? Sounds like my kind of flick.
I had to look it up, The name of the movie was Smoke. The story is based in Brooklyn and was made in 1995. Let me know what you think.Pat