Saturday, August 20, 2011
190th Street Subway Station
Feeling a little lazy today! I shot this around noon, should have waited for some people to come out, but I'm still trying to overcome that discomfort about shooting strangers. Next weekend I'm going on a group photo walk downtown, maybe that will give me some cover to break through that barrier. Tomorrow I'm taking my kids to a Lego event, so I could take some people shots there.
I may go out again this evening, but even if I do, I may not have the time to process and post it tonight, so here's today's shot. It's one of those things I believe you just have to have in your collection if you live in New York, a shot of a subway entrance!
On a side note, I am a teacher by profession, so I have the summer off. Most summers I spend a lot of this "free" time brushing up on my content area and preparing curriculum, lessons, labs, etc. for the coming year. This year I felt a little burned out and just needed to not think about school for a while, so that lead me to this photography project. Once September hits and I'm back into the school year, I expect my photo production to plummet. Or maybe not, we'll see. Since I work in Midtown, there will be a lot of opportunities.
This summer I have largely limited myself to my neighborhood in Washington Heights. It's a good exercise in looking carefully for interesting photos in a world that is in some ways too familiar. Everything seems mundane, so you have to try to look at things differently.