Thursday, 7 June 2012

Crazy New York Time Machine.

Big fan of Brian Rose. I've featured him before HERE. This post though is to tell you about his new book which generously can be seen HERE. It's a blend of photographs from 1980 and photographs from 2010 taken in New York New Yorks lower East Side. Having never been to New York New York (sorry is that getting tedious?) I don't really know were it is (the lower East not New York I'm not that thick although having said that it's pretty self explanatory so maybe I am anyway) it looks though, how I would like to imagine New York. It looks like the town of the cop shows of my youth, all KojakEE. This is not just left hand picture 1980 right hand picture 2010 same view stuff it's more sophisticated than that. We're dipped into the past and back again, you lose track of whether you are back then or there now. Despite the odd ubiquitous glass & chrome building it's great to see that the character of the place seems to remain. The book serves as a record of  continuity of a certain aspect of a cities life, the past merging with the present as it does in the great cities. HERE for more of Brian Rose's work.

3 comments:

Stan B. said...

Lived on that very same block for five years, and in the hood for some twenty. No doubt, the last twenty years has seen some drastic changes, but one can still get a decent taste of what once was.

And, oh yes- great book and great photographer...

Mark Page said...

Yes I love his work, He got plenty of thumbs up over on FB when I posted it there as well. He offered to buy me dinner as well if ever I'm in NY. So that's dinner in NY followed by a pint of Stella in SF I should get this tour on the road!

Stan B. said...

My new favorite in SF is Death and Taxes a yummy semi-sweet, dark Porter. I'll throw in a taco too (the pizza here sucks- so do the bagels).