Think Why and How

“Street photography” got a name from 20th century photographers who acquired new, inconspicusous hand held cameras. The word ‘moment’ was defined anew. With opportunity to photograph people in action without intruding, ordinary events and non-events become subjects of art, often appearing extraordinary, thought provoking, often humorous. The genre continues, and the artist, the art lover, and critic, justifiably, ask “Why? and, How?”.

RAISING HELL
Banquet room decorated to look like something other than what it once was: a solemn church basement
METRO DAYDREAM
A clean, safe, reliable transportation, suffering mainly from contempt for it??
Continually changing images are real, reflected, reimagined pics of daily life.
METRO MUSE
METRO RIDERS, WASHINGTON D.C.
Prince of the City
The controversial copper clad ‘Vessel’ in NYC does not imitate and attracts many onlookers.
COMPARISONS CAN CONFOUND
Humor in life can be found searching for it.
BRONX BIRDER
For decades, a thoughtful man has had a year round, daily routine. Birds flock to him while mostly ignoring others, for reasons not known, in Washington Square, NYC.
QUEUING UP?
Humor arrives at the museum: two standing for a moment in a window well, as if they were waiting in line?
TOIL IN THE CITY
A sign bearer, not enjoying the humdrum.
NON-PEDESTRIAN PLEA
Passers-by notice but may not acknowledge.

SELARON SWEEPS
The artist Selaron shown in picture (1947-2013) swept his staircase daily to keep up with an inevitable, daily avalanche of trash. Travellers to Rio de Janeiro brought the artist gifts – tiles from their home countries – for his use in assembling this ceramic tiled staircase, some consider a masterpiece.