Thursday, February 12, 2009

Martian Medical

Did you go outside yesterday?
My favorite time to photograph are the days when you look up to see sunshine AND stormy skies without turning your head.

Akira Kurosawa's film Dreams opens with this kind of weather. In feudal Japan a mysterious clan of young warriors called the Foxes lives in the forest. A young boy's mother tells him, "It is raining and the sun is shining. Foxes hold their wedding processions in such weather. They do not like to be seen by people."

He disobeys her wishes and goes to spy on the clan's ceremony with dire consequences.

I ventured out a bit yesterday. I didn't find the Foxes, but I did scramble around on quite a few rooftops. On Madison Avenue there are totally abandoned medical buildings and huge construction sites where new ones are being built. Also there are a lot of panic buttons.


  1. You were in/on top of my building. Come say hello next time. For some reason, that part of Madison is a great place to take pictures when the sun is shining and there's a rainstorm remnant. I've notice it many a time. Nice photos, thanks for sharing!


  2. I really like this set. I think they're interesting, and I clicked on all of em to see the big versions. I'd like to see them printed out and grouped together.

  3. damn yer good at this picture-making thing. the blue chairs and the yellow button-box is my fav. next time you come to town i'll take you to the foundry.