I read on the Interwebs in the last few days of the demise of 5 Pointz, a large industrial complex in Queens that was once a haven for graffiti artists.
And what a haven it was. Much of the building’s exterior surface was transformed from a one-time industrial wasteland to colourful, bright urban art.
The building even hosted artists inside for a time.
Here are some snapshots from that place, taken on my last visit to New York in August 2011. I’m very glad I got to see it before it was dismantled.
Another oldie today … one of my favourite nighttime photos shot with the iPhone 4.
Visiting New York in February 2011, I came across a couple of kids recording some skateboarding videos at Columbus Circle in Manhattan as I was walking back to my hotel near to Lincoln Center.
With every take they made they got better at what they were doing … and I got to practice my panning skills.