Lots of vapor trails in the sky this day. Up there, it's the flight path to land at La Guardia Airport. Down here, it's 4th Avenue receiving the afternoon rush hour traffic.
Each month our neighbor, Kerri Doherty, hosts a storytelling show at Union Hall called "Geeking Out." Five local storytellers get on stage and unashamedly tell a tale about a how they used to (or still do) get all nerdy over some topic (e.g. Super Nintendo, Oscar Meyer weiners, stalking Roger Daltrey). Last night's show was all killer, no filler. You can take a peak at my photo set of all the performers by clicking here.
The idea behind Park Slope Lens is to give Slopers a special view of their neighborhood that they wouldn't see otherwise. In order to make the blog better, we need more photographers. If you are interested in becoming a contributor, click the email button above and send us some samples of your PS photos. This is a great chance to show your neighbors how you see our community. Plus we have quite a nice reach, so you can draw attention to your other creative endeavors. Also, if you have any particular photo projects that you'd like to do let us knows as well.
"Oh my! Did that photographer happen to catch us as we were lollygagging through the park while wearing coordinated sweaters and standing in a meticulously sculpted pile of leaves?" No thank you. In my opinion, the only redeeming element of an engagement photo is the outsized logo of the photographer that covers a large portion of the actual photograph.
We decided to tap the shoulder of our neighborhood illustrator, Steven Weinberg. He made this incredible portrait of us with our fluffy dog, Jango. Besides hanging it on our wall, we even used it for our wedding invites. Not only is Steven a wildly gifted illustrator, he is an incredibly cool guy to boot. Be sure to catch his show at Culture before it melts away.
Coffee and water. Waiting for my eggs, overeasy, with homefries and turkey sausages. Whole wheat bread, please. Don't order fancy gourmet stuff at the Donut Shop. Stick to basics and you'll be in diner heaven.
I want to welcome back one of our talented photographers, Greg Gilbert. Greg just finished a graduate program at the Jewish Theological Seminary. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend his thesis exhibit there. Photography is just the tip of Greg's talent iceberg. Be sure to click on over to his site, Aemiessence, to see more of his work!