Published 2015 March 29
I joined spectators for a few moments and observed the performance.
Published 2015 March 28
a workshop Richard Kalvar said he’s always trying to get people holding things with their mouth. Here’s an ‘almost’ in this field.
Published 2015 March 27
Firefighters in the East Village on 26 March 2015.
Published 2015 March 27
Today I was walking down St. Mark’s Place and photographing by the Gem Spa 30 minutes prior to the explosion and subsequent fire at #121 2nd Avenue, one a block away. When I heard about the fire I went back to find chaos.
Published 2015 March 26
They didn’t look like intellectuals, nor as if they were having an intellectual conversation. I didn’t stick around to find out.
Published 2015 March 24
Waiting for mom, presumably in the store.
Published 2015 March 20
I am in the
#publiceyeNYPL today at my adopted, favorite library and coffice, #NYPL! Tomorrow going to first ever #wwim at #wwim11nyc – thanks to gentleman @omarzrobles who i met on the street for the invite.
Published 2015 March 15
Sometimes I see the word ‘shoppe’ used in shop names here, perhaps to make them sound more French, or at least European. This was not one them.
Published 2015 March 13
En-route from NYC to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Your Perfect Outfit & Accessories for Winter Photography in New York City.
Soft Cloth To dry camera viewfinder & lens.
Wool Scarf Long enough to wrap around neck twice & wide enough to cover the whole thing.
Pocket Computer Also phone, map & messenger.
Passport Hateful, though necessary to get around in our contemporary world of fashion.
Notebook Thoughts, places, dates, names & numbers.
Pen To write the above.
Wallet To carry SD & library card & other bits.
SD Memory Card In wallet. 2nd one in camera.
Hat Two, one made of wool.
Skiing Jacket Wind & waterproof, with removable down lining & hood.
T-Shirt Wear more than one if its cold. Make sure they are long & remain easily tucked into trousers.
Sweater Wear heavier ones if very cold or you plan to stay in one spot for a long time.
Gloves With inner lining. If the snow is too wet & you are outside too long you can dry them quickly in the warm vents by the revolving doors at fashionable spots such as Time Warner Center.
Trousers Not too tight. With inner lining.
Belt Tighten when on your feet. Loosen when sitting down to rest, eat, drink and mingle.
Snow Boots Waterproof, with inner lining. Rated to -40˚C though I don’t plan to test that.
Socks Long ones. Fold over top of boots to avoid rashes.
Water Bottle Carried in inner jacket pocket or in a backpack when available. Refill at potable water faucets & fountains. Avoid unneeded plastic.
Nuts & Berries For when hungry & far away or taking pictures of squirrels or celebrities.
Rangefinder Camera & 35mm Lens Leather case to help not freeze your hands, nose or cheeks off.
Spare Batteries & Keys on Carabiner For hipster cred for when going to hip places. If shooting a long time, far away, consider extra batteries, cards & camera in a small backpack.
Simon Griffee works as a designer & photographer in New York City. See photographs taken while wearing this & other fashionable outfits here at SimonGriffee.com. Simon is also on fucking Instagram.
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Published 2015 March 3
I run into a security detail protecting
people dressed in Star Wars costumes by the Colosseum around May 4th 2014. See the pictures »