07/27/2004:

East Village 2: 1st to 4th

East Village

East Village

East Village

East Village

East Village

East Village

East Village

The East Village is a difficult place to shoot- it's crowded, filled with cars, and the architecture does not have the variation you find in LES or the West Village. I walked each of these streets between Bowery and Avenue D- each one took about a half hour. In some neighborhoods, like Williamsburg or Red Hook, I can't stop taking pictures- I often shoot until I run out of space on the camera. Here, I only took four or five pictures on each block. Eliot says instead of complaining about the subject, I should give up the index project and shoot the stuff I encounter- people outside the restaurants, cars on the street, etc. [Unrelated: my gallery section is finally up to date. I use it to catalog the larger projects on Bluejake, and the stuff I really want people to remember for that year. Also, 800px images as opposed to the 585px images on my photoblog. Some new additions: Williamsburg, Tribeca, Prospect Park, Gowanus, and Tilt/Shift Experiments.]

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more proof why Brooklyn is better than Manhattan.

Love the hoop shot.

+1 on the hoop shot.

the hoopless hoop shot is starting to grow on me- when i first did the set, i wasn't going to put it up, but then i figured, what the hell.

hi jake, I'm a new visitor to your site (and I love it!), but I was wondering if you have an explanation somewhere of "the index project" that you're working on. i looked around a bit but didn't see anything. i'm really intruiged.

the index project is pretty simple: i'm slowly working my way through every street and neighborhood in new york. for the last couple of years, i've been concentrating my work in manhattan, below 14th street- but by december, i should be largely done with that area. then i'll move up to do 14th to 59th street, etc. of course, i often take excursions to the more interesting neighborhoods in the outer boroughs.

Love ure pics!

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