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New York City Stickball, Jun 2014 – 26
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I’m writing these notes about halfway through the 2014 World Cup, and I can’t help wondering if anybody will have the slightest interest in seeing photos about a bunch of guys running around the streets of New york city as they struck a little pink rubber ball with what looks like a broomstick. Undoubtedly, the Wikipedia short article on stickball (which you can discover at < a href=" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball" rel=" nofollow" > en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickball) tells us that.
“” Stickball is a street video game associated to baseball, usually formed as a pick-up game played in large cities in the Northeastern United States, especially New York City and Philadelphia. The devices includes a broom deal with and a rubber ball, typically a spaldeen, pensy pinky, high bouncer or tennis ball. The rules originate from baseball and are modified to fit the circumstance, for example, a manhole cover might be utilized as a base, or buildings for foul lines. The video game is a variation of stick and ballgame going back to at least the 1750s. This game was extensively popular among youths maturing from the 20th century up until the 1980s.””
. So, what I was photographing here was certainly not soccer; nor was it the more “conventional” American sport of baseball … and certainly not (American-style) football either. It’s a video game of its own, though the specific video game that I occurred to watch and photo was a variation usually referred to as “fungo”– where the batter tosses the ball into the air and hits it en route down, or after one or more bounces.
Like a lot of the other truly, great days on my 1+ years of photo-walking in New York City, today’s experience was completely unexpected. I was trudging along 109th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side– and shortly after walking through a tunnel that supports the overhead train tracks bring MetroNorth trains (and Amtrak/Acela, too, I think) up and down Park Avenue to the final stopping point in Grand Central– I found myself at a corner that has actually come to be understood as the “Stickball Hall of Popularity Place,” at 109th Street and Third Avenue. Two various stickball video games were underway, but I was fairly safe as long as I remained on the walkways. (If you have an interest in the Stickball Hall of Fame, take a look at this website: < a href=" http://northattan.com/2013/10/07/keeping-a-tradition-alive-in-east-harlem/" rel=" nofollow" > northattan.com/2013/10/07/keeping-a-tradition-alive-in-ea …). As I have actually learned, you can never ever inform when unexpected events like this will occur– and they might undoubtedly occur only as soon as a year. Many days out on the street with my cam are reasonably blah; and numerous (like most of Manhattan’s west side, particularly the location from 57th Street to 14th Street) are frustratingly unproductive. There are a couple of good days, and a couple of good shots– but a concentrated burst like today happens only on rare celebrations … Thus, when such celebrations do take place, it is essential to exploit them for each bit they’re worth. Thankfully I understood that today– and chose that I ‘d be delighted to remain on that a person street (109th, in between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) for the entire afternoon. In specific, I made no effort whatsoever to leave rapidly in order to walk 108th Street, too; after all, it will exist tomorrow( and the next day, and the day after that), whereas the picture opportunity may never come back again. Fortunately, I was provided the opportunity to fulfill some of the stickball gamers, chat with them, discover their friends and relatives (a number of informed me of beginning to play the game with their own daddies, several years previously )and offer to send them some photos( which, so far, nobody has done). Perhaps one of the reasons that I have not gotten included with numerous New York City people on the street prior to is that I truly wasn’t particularly thinking about exactly what they were doing, and there was no apparent way they might continue doing what they were doing without my being an apparent invasion. Not so today … In addition to the still pictures, I took about a dozen video, though I didn’t actually consider doing so up until roughly midway through the photo episode. But in retrospect, it must have been apparent: it’s a sports-game, so it depend upon motion; and the shouting, shouting, and general sound is a crucial part of the experience, too. So I finally began shooting brief 10-20 second clips when each of the batters was about to wallop the ball, and after that work on to first base … I was lured to go back to watch the video game again next weekend, weather permitting; but I currently had other commitments for those days, so it didn’t take place. Possibly 2 weeks from now, or 2 months … or whenever. ***************. This set of photos is based on an extremely simple principle: stroll every block of Manhattan with a cam, and see what takes place. To prevent missing anything, stroll both sides of the street. That’s all there is to it … Of course, if you wished to be more ambitious
, you might likewise stroll
the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I want to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining districts of New york city City
to other, more daring professional photographers. Oh, actually, there’s another small information: leave the photos alone for a month– unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I really concentrate on the very first of these “every-block” images, I will have taken more than 8,000 images on the close-by streets of the Upper West Side– plus another a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in New York City where I typically take photos. So I don’t expect to be emotionally connected to “any of the” every-block” images, and hope that I’ll have the ability to make an unbiased selection of the ones worth taking a look at. When it comes to the requirements that I have actually utilized to pick the small subset of every-block pictures that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. Initially, I’ll submit any picture that I believe is” fantastic,” and where I “hope the response of my Flickr-friends will be,” I have no concept when or where that picture was taken, but it’s truly a terrific photo!”. A 2nd criterion pertains to place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, “This is New york city!” to anybody who looks “at it. Clearly, specific landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would please that criterion; however I’m hoping that I’ll find other, more unanticipated examples. I hope that I’ll be able to take some shots that will make a” local” audience say,” Well, even if that’s not identifiable to someone from another part of the country, or another part of the world, I understand that that’s New york city!” And there might be some photos where a” non-local” audience may state, “I had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/ spectacular.”. When it comes to the sense of time: I remember wandering around “my neighborhood in 2005, “photographing various stores, stores, dining establishments, and service facilities– then casually taking a look at the pictures about 5 years later on, and being” stunned by just how much had actually altered. Gradually, store by store, day by day, “things alter … when you’ve been around as long as I have, it’s a lot more remarkable to go back and look at the images you took thirty or forty years earlier, and ask yourself,” Was it really like that at that time? Seriously, did individuals really use bell-bottom denims? “. So, with the expectation that I’ll be taking a look at these every-block images 5 or 10 years from now( and perhaps you will be, too ), I’m going to be doing my best to catch scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 … or a minimum of sometime in the years of the 2010’s( I have no idea exactly what we’re calling this decade yet ). Or possibly they’ll simply say to us, “This is what it was “like a lots years after 9-11”. Motion picture posters are an unimportant example of such a time-specific image; I have actually currently taken a bunch, and I have no idea if I’ll ultimately choose that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another apparent example of a time-specific phenomenon; and even though I’m absolutely not a style professional, I suspected that I’ll be able to take a look at some images 10 years from now and mutter to myself, “Did we really wear t-shirts like that? Did ladies actually use those odd skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?”. Another example: I’m interested by the interactions that people have with their cellular phones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t real a decade ago; and it seems that everybody strolls down the street with their eyes and their entire mindful attention riveted on this little box-like device, entirely unconcerned about anything else that may be going on( among other things, that makes it really easy for me to photo them without their even observing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or continue a phone discussion).
However I cannot assist questioning whether this sort of social habits will seem unusual a years from now … specifically if our cellular phones have become so miniaturized that they’re integrated into the glasses we use, or implanted directly into our eyeballs. Oh, one last thing: I’ve created a personalized Google Map to reveal the accurate information of each day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most current part of my every-block journey will be marked in red, to separate it from all the older sections of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it each day to see where I have actually been, by clicking on this link.< a href =" https://email@example.com,-73.97842,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!4s214668828808758506375.0004dd55cfd57ad70dfe2" rel =" nofollow" > URL link to Ed’s every-block development through Manhattan If you have any tips about locations that I need to
absolutely visit to obtain some excellent images, or if you ‘d like me to photograph you in your little corner of New york city City, please let me understand. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com. Stay tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block … Firefly shootout Image by megadem IMG_9398< img alt=" marvel women" src=" https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3445/3392710691_1c353dcc61.jpg" width=" 400 "/ > Image by< a href =" http://www.flickr.com/photos/31969501@N05/3392710691" > Pete Labrozzi Wonder Woman Animated Motion Picture Poster