Photography of New York by Dave Beckerman

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Violin in Garbage

11 September, 2008 (18:25) | No comments

violin-5789-copy Violin in Garbage

Do you ever just walk down the street looking at the garbage.  Wonder what the story is behind this.  I didn’t open the case, it was left open.  Little myseries.  Scribbled inside:  Margaret C.  55-1-11 th are N something.

I’ll leave out her last name.  And the last word is too crinkled on the paper to read but it starts with the letter N.  The numbers could be her date of birth, or the day she bought the instrument?  It’s strange.  The writing seems to be in crayon.

The violin is on a bag of empty baby formula cans.  Wasn’t there once something called the ashcan school of art?

Coat of Many Colors

10 August, 2008 (14:11) | 2 comments

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As long as I’m going back down the color path…  Park Avenue a few years ago.  One of the few times I used some fill flash for a street shot.  Panhandling is an art - (I know, I tried it myself many years ago) - and there’s a lot of competition.  So it helps if you’ve got a gimmick, or better yet, if you turn yourself into a work of art.  This shot wasn’t cheap.  He wanted $25 to take his picture and I gave it to him.

2nd Avenue - 2011

15 July, 2008 (19:53) | 2 comments

2nd-avenue-20101596 2nd Avenue - 2011

There’s been an incredible amount of building on the upper east side. I managed to get my hands on the city plans for second avenue. Here’s one of the purloined documents.

De La Vega

10 July, 2008 (10:20) | No comments

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Dead - This was right next to Become Your Dream. I didn’t catch the signature in the shot so I can’t say it is his - but seems likely.

Become Your Dream on this wall around 105th street is the first one I shot. I think it was around 1999, but I’m not really sure. I could figure it out, since it was film, and I could go hunting for the sleeve that probably has the date on it.

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I have a lot of De La Vega images. I thought I’d start and put them together into one post…

Walking Dead - De La Vega

8 July, 2008 (12:45) | No comments

walking-dead-20551 Walking Dead - De La Vega

I may need to start a separate category for De La Vega. This was 2004.

Shish Kebab, De La Vega - 07

8 July, 2008 (06:54) | 4 comments

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This Could Be Your Dad

7 July, 2008 (20:56) | No comments

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De La Vega, 2004