"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, July 27, 2015

"MASK FUN"


This past weekend, I had the good fortune to escape swelter-city and head upstate for some birthday gatherings and other country fun. I brought a small bag of vintage masks that I had purchased many years ago and invited friends to pose with them.  I wanted to see how they might play in this very different context.

Many thanks to: Risa, Maria, Amber, Phil, Sei, Pam and Paula









all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, July 20, 2015

"POSTER CITY" NYC.

     Billboards and posters have always been a big part of the visual vibrancy in NYC. 
     and the constant play of sophisticated graphic style, scale and abundance keeps 
     curious eyes amused.


                                                             Soho shopper

"Surf's up" hair styles ...

Kenzo fashion

crowd sourcing in Soho

a landmark location in Greenwich Village and a face
that gave me the willys for weeks...

gotta love the lucha

and a good morning to you ...

beauty wrap

nice shoes

or so they say ...

just walking' the weasel…


all photos ©Ken Brown



Monday, July 6, 2015

A HAPPY "POST FOURTH"

a Happy Post Fourth

A few days ago I was biking in Bushwick and came across a wheat paste work in progress.  Chip Thomas, the artist working on the project, told me that the photo used for enlargement was taken by a Magnum stringer named Dan Budnik, and that the image was of a resting participant in the Selma-to-Montgomery March in 1965. 









all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, June 29, 2015

"PRIDE PARADE"

                 This past weeks Supreme Court decision was a  historic moment for the gay 
                  community and this years Gay Pride Parade was especially joyous. 













                                                 proud Mom



                                 orange is the new …

                                 shades of Woodstock





all photos©Ken Brown



Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 CONEY ISLAND "MERMAID PARADE"

Saturday was a day for ducks (or mermaids) as the 33rd annual Mermaid 
Parade at Coney Island gathered under what started as inclement weather. It 
cleared and this annual celebration of outrageous costumery and all things 
nautical roared to life with classic fervor...

                                                Catherine Gates loves lobsters

                                       on the boardwalk…

she sells sea shells ...

Goldfish gluttony

not so sad clown...

flamingo a go go

steppin out ...

lunch by the Coney Art Walls



Coney Art Walls

 Metro-card man

all photos ©Ken Brown