"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, July 21, 2014

"ODD-ABILIA"

                               A little odd-abilia for your viewing pleasure…

                           
                                 The fruit vendor on LaGuardia said this was a stand-in
                                 portrait of himself...
                                  a Caddy cruises down Canal St (on a flatbed)

                                    I sure as hell hope not to spend eternity in Times Square…

                                   Spring busts out in Brooklyn…

                                     crowd sourcing in Chelsea…

                                    masked toy bears hanging out in Soho

                                  the Queen Mary runs aground on a back street in Red Hook,
                                  (or so it seemed)...
Twist and shout at the auto auction house…
I can watch these for hours.

all photos ©Ken Brown



Monday, July 14, 2014

"STREET PIX" ...STORIES

                               Street pix and a few of the stories that go with them…


                                           A small group was taking pictures of elephants in Madison Square Park. 
                                           They said it was for a going away party for their boss and the theme was,
                                           "thanks for the memories, don't forget us".


                            These people were shooting some scenes for an independent
                            film under the Pulaski Bridge in Brooklyn. The theme had to do 
                            with clown phobia and they asked if I might do an ad hoc scene
                            of being chased on my bike by the clown. Why not?



                           These lucky mice got a vacation week B and B with this high 
                            school student in Chelsea.


                   On rare occasions I will miss a photo and ask the subject if they would 
                   mind being spontaneous all over again.  When I asked this young man 
                   and his friends what the excitement was about, they said he was in the 
                   army and was shipping out to Korea the next morning. They were head-
                   ing to Williamsburg to meet friends and hang together.



                            This couple posed for wedding pix under the subway tracks on a dead end street next 
                            to the former 5 Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens. 


                             City kids, have always invented their own amusements and these kids were having way too 
                       much fun taking turns as passengers and runners on a side street incline in Welling Court, Queens.


all photos gKen Brown

Monday, June 30, 2014

"FABULOUS FOURTH"

                               Have a fabulous 4th!!! …



                                  animation by Ken Brown

Monday, June 23, 2014

"CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE"

Summer solstice provided an appropriate launch date for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade... 











all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, June 16, 2014

YARD SALE CITY

Yard sale season has definitely arrived with a classic array of absurd objects to amuse and amaze









all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, June 9, 2014

"VERTICAL PIE"

       a few more slices from the "vertical pie"…

                                                noisy neighbors in Bed-Stuy

                                              yoga in Tribeca

                                               window watcher in the East Village…

                                                    nothing like parking your parachute in
                                                    a frothy head of local beer…

                                              stray elephant on Broadway in the Flatiron….

                                                finding euphoria in downtown Brooklyn…

                                            a straight up parked truck composition in Tribeca…

                                               demented bunny wagon on East Houston…

                                                           all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, June 2, 2014

"AMOUR-O-GRAM"

                                           A Spring "Amour-O-Gram" from edge city

   
                                with special thanks to Swoon

                                

                                images ©Ken Brown