It’s no surprise that New York City is a Mecca for the artist types. Photographers, painters, writers—they’re all a dime a dozen, as they say. Recently I had a photographer friend visit for an extended-yet-still-felt-too-short weekend before his sojourn to Europe. Not only do I love visitors, but I love artsy visitors because they always come to the city with a particularly inquisitive eye and force me to realize all the things I take for granted or simply miss in passing. That pizza place on my old block that read, “WE DON’T JUST MAKE PIZZA, WE CREAT IT!” Yup, missed the absence of the “E” in “CREATE” for two years. That cool new AllSaints store on Broadway in SoHo with all the old sewing machines in the window? Missed that one, too.
Walking the city with a photographer is also refreshing. There is NYT (New York Time): Walk. Bump someone. Walk on Don’t Walk sign. Walk faster. Huff. Check phone. Walk faster. Then there is TPT (Take Picture Time): Walk. Stop. Admire building. Take picture. Adjust f-stop. Take picture. Walk. New angle picture. Walk. Stop. Stare upward. Anyway, my buddy Mitch Favrow is one talented dude. Here are some of the pics from his NYC portfolio, which you can view in its entirety on his schnazzy website. If you really like one, I’m sure he’d sell a print to you, too.
Oh, and like the new banner? That’s “42nd Street” also by Mitch. Enjoy.