Photography: Springtime in Quarantined New York Part 6

Photography: Springtime in Quarantined New York Part 6

Yesterday, I ran a small errand for my mom, who’s going in for a surgical procedure tomorrow and went for a walk though Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Honestly, I’ve basically photographed everything of any real interest in the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Rego Park and Corona. Because public transportation at this point is seen as being rather risky and only for those frontline and essential workers, who need to keep you safe, alive, with electricity and with food on your plate, my journeys outside have been reduced to where I could walk — and with plantar fasciitis, some days are great for walking and others, I wind up being in a lot of pain. But I do what I can.

So yesterday’s soundtrack was all Jef Barbara and his* excellent two albums 2013’s Soft to the Touch and 2012’s Contamination. Check out the playlist and the photos below.

*FYI: After the release of Soft to the Touch and its subsequent press push, Barbara disappeared for a couple of years. As it turns out, during that period, the Montreal-based artist transitioned and has become a trans rights activist.

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Freedom of the Human Spirit, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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Corona’s High School for Arts and Business has this bright mural that always catches my attention — but for some reason or another, my eye always focuses on this stock market ticket, photographer guy with the magnet. Out of all of the figures portrayed on the mural, this is the only one that’s not quite human. Plus, he has a camera. Freaky shit, man.

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMTsFwj