Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Three Brick Walls

Naugatuck, Connecticut

From March, with a winter's worth of dirty snow around. Once again looking for things in the alleys and side streets instead of Main Street.

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Bristol, Connecticut

Friday, April 17, 2015


Bristol, Connecticut

I'm always interested to see how non-graffiti markings, utilitarian messages made by municipal or utility company workers, often have a strong sense of visual coherence.

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Naugatuck, Connecticut

The battle between taggers and the railroad has been going on forever at this trestle overpass at the north end of town. The line still operates, connecting Naugatuck Valley towns with Metro North at Stamford or Bridgeport, then on down to Grand Central. The train schedule clusters around the two rush hours so I guess people use it for commutation.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mixed Messages

New York, New York

NYC bicycles tend to be a bit strange. Old beaters with the paint worn off by heavy lock chains, or fancy mountain or crossover models, or the converted fixed-grear track bikes favored by messengers. This one's a pretty normal road bike: standard drop bars, downtube shifters, cleat pedals. It wouldn't look out of place on a century tour out in the countryside.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Still More Shop Windows

Torrington, Connecticut

These mannequins are startling because they're more or less normal in size, not runway-model skinny, but somehow that makes the blank faces even more disturbing.

Back to the usual tiny sizes, but this time with no heads at all.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015