Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who you see in Sunset Park: Frank the Cobbler

Frank the Cobbler: Sunset Park, originally uploaded by carnade.
Big shout out to carnade for adding some excellent portraits to the SsPk flickr pool.

Here is one I felt captured the local cobbler, Frank. I have been taking my shoes to get taps, fix zippers, change heels, and stretch leather for a little over 10 years. He is inexpensive and reliable. Just make sure to ask about his hours!

Frank's Shoe repair is on 5th ave between 45th and 46th street.
4515 5th Avenue call (718) 854-2836 ‎

For more info: click this link

Monday, December 20, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park: Empty Branches

dusk, originally uploaded by bdwac.
After a wonderfully productive 2nd half of the year, Sunset Park Stills is back. Thanks to all that still added to the group. As most know, blogs are free and don't pay so when paid work comes, one should not say no, even when photography is a passion :D

I thought this image was a wonderful addition and a nice lead in to the new season. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Ancient dancing in the park

DSC_8614 1, originally uploaded by Buendia Productions.
There were some performances in the park last Sunday. Here is a photo of one portion of the event.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunset Park Santos Photos Showing

please bless this clean front, originally uploaded by veesvision.
When: October 12, 2010 - November 15, 2010   Show has been extended until Jan. 29, 2011!
Where: La Taza De Oro 96 Eighth Ave. Chelsea, NYC

More info:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What I saw in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Look Alike

look alike, originally uploaded by veesvision.
These girls were off to their dance show. I was lucky to catch them while coming out of the train on 36th street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Una Carta

Una Carta, originally uploaded by veesvision.
veesvision is me. I shoot the little altars and saints around the neighborhood. Recently, I have begun shooting the alters and saints where ever I see them. 

Why? Well, I have been asking myself that very question. At first it was an observation. I would see an altar and think about how the owner must be an ultra conservative and religious person. I'd shoot the little statues and collect them in my mind. Then sort them into neat piles of files in my computer's hard drive. 

After interviewing some of the owners and neighbors, I quickly realized the significance of each one. Editing the images at home also played a part in my intrigue. Where they really all that religious? Or perhaps superstitious... 

Being a bit superstitious myself, I have come to understand and more importantly, respect each and every altar and saint that I shoot. 

I have always been fascinated by superstitions. Those that know me, know I may not remember your birthday, but I remember your astrological sign and it's attributes.   

To read a rough translation of the card above, click on the picture itself. You will be re-directed to it's Filckr page. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Skate kids

Sunset Skate kids, originally uploaded by carnade.
... and a stiff, New York style, middle finger.

BTW, there is no skate park in Sunset Park. Just some really smooth asphalt. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunset Park 911 Tribute

Sunset Park 911 Tribute, originally uploaded by Michael Comeau.
This image was shot last year by Michael Comeau.

Where were you on this day 9 years ago?

I was on the Manhattan Bridge D train. Saw the horrific event front and center. There isn't a day that goes by when on that line, I don't think about what I saw that Tuesday morning...

May they all rest in peace.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What you See in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Patricio

IMG_4549, originally uploaded by lostinbrooklyn.
This barber shop isn't really a barber shop. It's where the ice cream carts live.

Friday, September 3, 2010

What you eat in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Bánh Canh Cua

Bánh Canh Cua, originally uploaded by wEnDaLicious.
wEnDaLicious says:

" Pork Leg & Crab Paste Large Vermicelli Soup : $6.25 : This version of Banh Canh Cua, which is a thick crab soup, came with pieces of Pork Feet which I happily chewed the skin off of 'em. There's also a small crab floating in there too beneath all that scallion & fried garlic!!! "

Thanh Da / 清娜
6008 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Monday, August 30, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Bakery Window

La Gran Via has a lot of fans. They are located on 4516 5th ave. Yummy and reasonably priced.

About the image... shot using a Holga, this image was captured using film. See more Holga results by htcoogan here. What in the heck world is the big deal about a Holga? 

Friday, August 27, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Down By the Tracks

down by the tracks, originally uploaded by jillysp.
This picture reminds me of an old video (back when MTV was showing them) Sabotage, by the Brooklyn born Beastie Boys.

Shot on 2nd ave and 39th street by Costo and across from the strip joint.

"mucho macho"

Hey Ladies!... and gents: are you a Beastie Boys fan? Perhaps you are a Dead Head? Check this out this sound cloud.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What I saw in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Wine around the corner

Sweet Bitch wine, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Just when I think the wine selection in Sunset Park, Brooklyn was getting better...

Who am I kidding? I had to try it. Wanna try it too? Found at the liquor store on 5th between 44th and 45th street. Just be prepared for a headache the next day.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Buendia Productions Performs This Wednesday

Atl Tlachinolli 7, originally uploaded by Buendia Productions

Buendia Productions, a SsPkS contributor,  will be performing this Wednesday August 25, 2010.  (this show has been canceled due to the rain - Next week will be on! See the flyer below) According to Friends of Sunset Park,  the multi layered artist group will be mixing it up for us beginning at 10:30 am.  Here is what FoSsPk had to say about the event:

"We are thrilled to announce our first collaboration with Buendia Productions, a Sunset Park-based group of artists, musicians, dancers and film makersSpoken word/Hip Hop, Aztec Danza performances and Outdoor Gallery Wednesday- August 25 at 10:30 am  FREE and EVERYONE IS INVITED- whatever your age Performances and Outdoor Gallery by the Game Tables next to the Playground 6th Avenue + 44th Street "

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What I saw in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: 2 Lady Drummers

2 Lady Drummers B&W, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Every morning, we here in Sunset Park, are fortunate to have some live music and dancers to watch while walking the dog, jogging or... working :/

Today, I finally got the courage to shoot these ladies. They were happy to let me.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dominican Day Parade

DR-DAY, originally uploaded by veesvision.
So today was the Dominican day parade. I may have missed that tweet but I couldn't ignore the music. My curiosity got the better of me - I followed the sounds. Once I reached the source, on the corner of 45th and 6th ave, I readied my iphone. Everyone was having a great time dancing, drinking and wearing the flag. It was a stoop party.

What I saw in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Planet Brooklyn

Planet Brooklyn, originally uploaded by veesvision.
56th street and 6th ave

There was a "TV is bad for the brain" thing up for a while. It's too bad I missed the window on shooting that. The good news is, this one is full of color and graphics. I had a lot of fun pushing colors in post production.

Monday, August 2, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: RESURRECTION CHURCH

RESURRECTION CHURCH, originally uploaded by how_long_it_takes.
Where in the heck world is that ? !

I know, I know. It looks so out of place against the 99 cent stores and ice cream carts but this is a real building with a real yard and real grass. Wanna see? Take a walk around 41st between 7th and 8th avenues.

Shot by  how long it takes. Take a look at their Flickr page if you are familiar with the 5 boroughs. Try to guess where the other picture places are.

Friday, July 30, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park: Soccer Playing

kicking around, NYC, originally uploaded by bdwac.
Shot in the park, I really love how the dust is kicking up around the players in this image. It adds movement to the still.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

America's Got Talent

Tiger Gets Zany, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Ok Sunset Parkers....we know you've got it. Friends of Sunset Park has confirmed they are looking to add more performances to the summer line up. Singers, dancers, actors, musicians... Now is the time to show it off to a small energetic crowd of kids ^_^ click to see this small crowd.


What I saw in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: A Zany Circus

The Zanny Circus was in SsPk, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Every Wednesday during the summer in Sunset Park, there is usually a some sort of performance. Today it was The Zany Umbrella Circus. The crowd was huge! The performers incorporated a lot of typical circus acts from juggling fire wands to walking on a tight rope. One performer even hung from long red ribbons suspended in the sky.

Do you have an image you'd like to share? Add it to the Sunset Park Stills Flickr Pool.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Where to find Lucha Libre Masks

Lucha Libre Wrestler Masks, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Well, there are several places here in Sunset Park to find variations of Lucha Libre Masks. These were shot on 5th ave somewhere between 60 and 63rd streets. I have seen a few places on 5th between 40th street and 63rd selling them. But you gotta come here to get them.

How to get here? This part of Sunset Park is off of the N and R lines; stations 45th street and 53rd street will get you to the Latino part of town (5th ave).

Hopefully B.I.D. will host another summer event. That's when I shot this.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Party Dresses

Communion Dresses, originally uploaded by carnade.
Summer is also time for visitors. Visitors, equals parties... parties and weddings. Love the view point of this shot! It has inspired me to go out and "shop" for dresses myself.

Monday, June 21, 2010

First Day of Summer

Spray Sprinkles, originally uploaded by veesvision.
This image was shot last summer in Sunset Park's park. It has since been painted. I am fairly positive it will be on today for the kids as today will reach 90 degrees.

Welcome to the first day of summer.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

In Memory of... Javy

In Memory of... Javy, originally uploaded by veesvision.

I do not know who Javy is but the above image is a mural I see frequently shopping on 5th ave.