An old-fashioned printed-paper poster looks almost quaint now, with so much of mid-town street advertising moved to digital panels. My first thought about the poster was that it must have a Halloween connection since I shot it (with a borrowed Leica M10-P and 35mm Summilux Apo) on the Sunday morning of my Leica/Digital-Platinum workshop at Penumbra, first weekend this past October. A search just now shows me that it's actually advertising a TV show entering its eighth season. Oh well, I haven't watched television in years so I'm out of the loop on that.
For anyone who might be curious, any of the NYC pictures I've been posting these past weeks that are in 2:3 aspect ratio instead of my usual 4:3, were made with the digital Leica during an hour or so of twilight Saturday and a couple hours of early daylight Sunday morning of the workshop weekend.
I don't have any idea what the tag says, but I kind of like the style. The elements of the scene seem to fit together. The drainpipe had to come first. Was the graffiti done just now, with the weeds in place, or has it been there for a while with the weeds growing up to match? Just a few weeks ago there was a plastic mini-billboard here. It might have been covering the tag, or that might have been sprayed after the advertisement was removed.