September 22, 2007

I'm down under your bridge, stealing your photo ops.

DSC05214.JPG

DSC05208.JPG

DSC05210.JPG

I don't know what the model is complaining about to the photographer, because I've got the earbuds in. ("If I could open my arms/And span the length of the isle of Manhattan/I'd bring it to where you are/Making a lake of the East River and Hudson...")

Another model at rest:

DSC05219.JPG

And back in action:

DSC05218.JPG

Oh, it's grueling, posing.

IN THE COMMENTS: John Stodder said:
Quite a study in blue, that last shot. Does the photographer's assistant know that his goofy sneakers match the model's blouse?

No comment on the guys' shorts? Those blue ones really make your photo.
I'm glad you appreciate the blue-osity of Photo 4. It seems that blue is the hip color in DUMBO.

ron st.amant -- catching the blues -- said: "What in blue hell are those women in white doing??" Okay, you pushed me over the line. Here's the -- somewhat shaky -- video:

34 comments:

sean said...

Now don't you realize how much you have missed New York and don't you want to live here forever (especially since now you wouldn't have to be a biglaw associate to live here)?

Windbag said...

The cliche "I'ts a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there" fits NYC perfectly. I love to visit, and I sigh with relief when the lights are fading behind me on the way home.

AllenS said...

The guy in the background, in the top picture, is he taking a pee?

Trooper York said...

"I can't wait to get back to New York City where at least when I walk down the streat, no one ever hesitates to tell me exactly what they think of me.”
Ani Difranco(American Singer, Song Writer and Guitarist)

Trooper York said...

That's street, beause Ani Defranco can't spell.

George said...

So...is that the girls' Greek spandex toga dancing society?

John Stodder said...

Quite a study in blue, that last shot. Does the photographer's assistant know that his goofy sneakers match the model's blouse?

No comment on the guys' shorts? Those blue ones really make your photo.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Quoting Althouse, referring to Anna Nicole Smith, "She was a model, not an actress. It takes natural gifts and skill to create an image that compelling and to do the poses."

ron st.amant said...

What in blue hell are those women in white doing??
I hope they have the appopriate permits to do this...I'd hate to see those ladies thrown into lock-up in those outfits...it could get ugly.

Maxine Weiss said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seawallrunner/130487965/

Chip Ahoy said...

Chip Ahoy says, "Chunky."

Ralph said...

Does every young guy in NY have a girlie dog, or are you drawn to photograph the ones that do?

At least the model's flipflops match her shirt. The reflector guy tried, but not quite, but maybe they match his handbag.

A little nudge-nudge racism: the women in white are practicing for seppuku when their fake husbands take their children.

Ralph said...

Which one of your readers do you think lives under that bridge--or owns it?

Trooper York said...

“You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.”
Adlai E. Stevenson

blake said...

I watched that video expecting, foolishly, it seems, that it would explain something.

The meandering shots of the city and bridge--I was expecting some sort of reveal of a sun god statue or perhaps an alien overlord with a white stocking fetish...anything that would provide context.

Palladian said...

"Does every young guy in NY have a girlie dog, or are you drawn to photograph the ones that do?"

Well about 73 percent of men in New York are gay (I make up a whole percent myself), and about 30-40 percent of the gay ones are complete limp-wristed faggots. So, the 15-20 percent of that sub-group that own dogs tend to own one of the fluffier, femmier breeds.

The only small dogs that are acceptable are the flat-faced bulldog related breeds such as Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Pugs. They have personality and aren't stupid and psychopathic like the fashion-accessory breeds tend to be.

Ralph said...

Neither of them look fruity, though this one is wearing sandals on a city street. Perhaps they're just p. whipped, or professional dog-walkers.

Ralph said...

Oh, the women in white: art imitating taffy pull.

Palladian said...

"Neither of them look fruity"

Looks can be deceiving!

Wearing flip-flops in New York should be a capital offense. Disgusting.

Trooper York said...

"I hope if dogs take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.”
(Jack Handy)

J said...

I'm glad those women chose the creepy sheet act rather than, say, going to the airport wearing a fake bomb. But calling them models... I think I'm with the Chip man on that one.

Ann Althouse said...

"Wearing flip-flops in New York should be a capital offense. Disgusting."

I hope you noticed the song I linked in the original post:

All these poses of classical torture
Ruined my mind like a snake in the orchard
I did go from wanting to be someone now
I'm drunk and wearing flip - flops on Fifth Avenue

Ralph said...

The guy in the window poster--he looks fruity, and blue--or is he just Asian, nudge-nudge, wink-wink.

My brother had a long succession of stuffed spaniels as a kid, and he didn't reproduce til he was 42. Coincidence?

Trooper York said...

Well was he trying with a woman?

Ralph said...

Their German Shepherd and 3 cats have all been fixed males, but I'm pretty sure his wife of 19 years is a woman, she looks like one.

Trooper York said...

Deckard She's a replicant, isn't she?
Tyrell: I'm impressed. How many questions does it usually take to spot them?
Deckard: I don't get it Tyrell.
Tyrell: How many questions?
Deckard: Twenty, thirty, cross-referenced.
Tyrell: It took more than a hundred for her, didn't it?
Deckard: She doesn't know.
Tyrell: She's beginning to suspect, I think.
Deckard: Suspect? How can it not know what it is?
(Blade Runner 1982)

Peter Palladas said...

Please tell me those women looping around in white lycra netting were not receiving State/City money for some dead-end art project?

But I'll bet the sum of their grant that they were.

Note to artists: VPL is sexy on women in the street - it's why we men get out of bed each morning after all - but on a piece of street/river theatre then naw.

The Eumenides did not do halter tops and knickers. It's in all the history books - see Herodotus passim

rcocean said...

Althouse,

Couldn't you have gotten a close-up of the model?

Paul Zrimsek said...

"There! That wasn't so good, was it?" -- Leonard Pinth-Garnell

ron st.amant said...

thanks Ann...that puts it all into context...NOT

I actually liked that you couldn't stand to watch the whole scene either and had to resort to shooting random trucks passing overhead.

Watching the video, at one point I became quite terrified for the girl in the back. They were stretching that stuff so tight I was afraid one false move and they'd have shot her clear to Jersey.

Now can you repost that with some Who music and perhaps a few cutaways to Gary Sinese...then it would kind of be like CSI:NY?

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Re: Flip-flops in New York.

I was in Central Park a lot this summer.  One day in July at the Belvedere Castle there was a photo shoot of an well-posed, graceful blonde wearing an elegant bridesmaid's or perhaps bridal gown.  There were several photographers, lots of equipment, and a director.

The blonde of chiseled features and elegant looks was wearing flip-flops under her gown.  The gown was fastened in  back with duct tape.  She of the perfect bone structure was chewin' gum and tawkin' like a woikin' gulll from Joisey.

In another context you might expect her to say, "D'ya want french fries or cole slaw wit'dat?"

Instead, this day she floated on a cloud of champagne satin, the turret of an enchanted castle and the bluest of skies her backdrop.

Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare la donna mia...


Auf wiederlesen!

Ann Althouse said...

"I actually liked that you couldn't stand to watch the whole scene either and had to resort to shooting random trucks passing overhead."

It wasn't random. You hear the very noisy subway, and we look up to see the train cross the bridge.

ron st.amant said...

It wasn't random. You hear the very noisy subway,

ahh...well see I didn't hear the subway...that just goes to show you how much I was paralyzed by my fear for blonde models being shot into outer space.

blake said...

Ah, I missed the Rufus. Thanks, Ann.

Saw him do a duet before he was famous with his pop.