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