10/29/2003:

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

A Night in the Life, Part 4

Last night was disastrous- I went out in the rain for two hours and couldn't find a decent spot of darkness to shoot in anywhere below 23rd Street. At midnight, as I walked down 10th Avenue under the High Line, surrounded by a blaze of electric light, I began to hate Thomas Edison with an intense passion. That is, until tonight, when I found myself completely lost in the Ramble in Central Park, in pitch black night, stumbling down the side of a hill and trying not to fall into the lake. By the time I found my way back on to the Great Lawn, me and Edison were cool again.

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so far, these are my favorite, you captured the new york essence for me. i was a first time visitor to new york in september, and these photos made me smile with the great memories of my trip.

so far, these were my favorite ones to take- the problem is that i'm running out of ideas for darkness. does anyone have any suggestions for shoot locations for the last 3 days of the project? i've got these in mind:

1. Williamsburg/Greenpoint/LIC piers and waterfront
2. Red Hook streets and waterfront
3. East River Park and Wall Street alleys

Ideas would be much appreciated- I'm not trying to go too far uptown- so Harlem, Morningside, the Bronx, deep out in Queens are definitely out.

Go Red Hook.

Hmm... the Ramble past midnight... does your wife to be know about this?

One idea: the esplanade on either side of the East River

(Upper East -- from 59th up to the Triborough Bridge, Queens -- anywhere near the Socrates sculpture garden).

Great pictures Jake. You should definitely try Red Hook. Go down to Sonny's on Van Brunt and climb over the fence onto the piers. It is a great view and not much light.

Love these shots. I look forward to more. Try the end of Huron Street in Greenpoint and the triangle of streets around N. 15th and Banker.

man, those shots of the stairs are straight out of The Shining! I got the creeps!

Love the new shots of New York at night. Some of your best work in my opinion. JB

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