Sunday, September 11, 2016

WORLD TRADE CENTER (1992-1998) - DIFFERENT VIEWS PART 2 - SPECIAL REPOST - UPDATED

The "Different Views " series are an attempt to offer a different photographic perspective of famous New York landmarks. Through a selection of images from the archives, the landmark is shown fully integrated in its urban environment. An alternative to the classic touristic landmark representation.

Please also see:

Different Views Part 1 - Flatiron Building

Different views Part 3 - Empire State Building 


 
This postcard was sent to me from NYC by my parents in the summer of 1977 as I was in vacations in the south of France. It is probably part of the many things that made me want to move to New York once I became old enough!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEW ! NY 1990's "PHOTO OF THE MONTH" / September 2016: "INDIAN LARRY RIDES IN THE SNOW"

 Each month, the New York in the 1990's Photo Archives 
invite you to discover stories and facts 
about a specific image from the collection
Where it was taken, on what occasion, why, 
thoughts about a specific area, event or moment 
of New York City life in the 1990's.


All your comments, questions, thoughts and 90's memories are welcome!
Please share!

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Indian Larry, Alphabet City, Winter 1996



 

 

A little bit of fresh air for the last days of a hot summer !

Winter 1996 is remembered for its incredible blizzard and snowstorm, which literally paralyzed Manhattan for a few days. A wonderful opportunity for photographers to walk around the city to capture instants where everything feels still and quiet in the bright white wonderland. 

Living in the East Village at the time (12th/Ave.A), I went for a stroll this early Sunday morning in Alphabet City and the Lower East Side to witness the totally different vibe of the whole area. Bright light and sky, unusual silence, some skiers in the middle of the empty streets. Everything buried under the thick snow.

Somewhere near Avenue C, my attention was caught by the roaring sound of motorcycles. At the end of the block a garage metal door was open on the street and there were a couple of beautiful english motorcycles, In the middle of the street some tough looking guys where riding bikes in the snow, laughing and acting crazy, drinking and.smoking. One of them skidding on the snow with a dirt bike, only wearing a pair of shorts despite the cold, showing his tattoos on his chest and arms. I discreetly snapped a couple of pictures.

It's only a couple of years ago when the internet site EV Grieve wrote a nice review of my blog with a selection of my pictures that I had the surprise to learn who was that crazy looking dude!

The one and only Indian Larry, bike builder, stunt rider and biker, notorious Alphabet city resident and a TV show host. I learned that he died in 2004 from injuries due to an accident while performing in a bike show.

He was known in the neighborhood as Indian Larry because of the chopped Indian motorcycle he used to ride in the streets of New York City.

 

RIP Indian Larry! It was great crossing your path on that 90's winter day!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

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The making of a series of 17 large black and white custom prints for the Highline Hotel in Chelsea.
(Hahnemühle "William Turner" paper)

Monday, August 15, 2016

NEW YORKERS AND STREET SCENES - 1990's - PART 6 - REPOST










Please also see:

Part 1 Part 2 

Part 3 Part 4 

Part 5


"The Cube" / Astor Place
Lovers on a rooftop / 11th steet - Ave. A)
San Gennaro / Little Italy
Snowball fight in Harlem (Amsterdam Ave. / 138th street)
After the blizzard / East Village

Union Sqaure
Times Square

Union Square
Chinese new year / Chinatown
West 42nd street
Summertime in Harlem (Amstredam Ave. / 138th st.)
Harlem / 125th st.



Tompkins Square Park
Puertorican Parade / 5th Ave.


Washington Square Park




Tompkins square park


















Road work / East Village- 3rd Ave.






  
 






 

Please also see:

Part 1 Part 2 

Part 3 Part 4 

Part 5