New York/Long Island City

I went to PS1 in Long Island City to the New York Art Book Fair, an immense bazaar of independent publishers and self publishers. It was overwhelming. Thousands of books and a crowd exuding off-the-charts coolness. I felt I was in some parallel universe, a self-contained world of hyper-awareness and solipsism. Lots of great stuff I’m sure, but it all began to diminish before me, like looking through the wrong end of a telescope, smaller and smaller and smaller.

So, I did what I always do when confronted with such situations–I took pictures. First a security guard leaning against a glass wall. Then out the window, the Citibank tower aglow. Then in the courtyard, a concrete wall and rosy sky. Through the museum entrance and into the street I followed the last shards of sunlight bursting in a kaleidoscope of graffiti painted walls, I walked home toward the G train past a contructivist mashup of shapes and letters.


© Brian Rose


© Brian Rose


© Brian Rose


© Brian Rose


© Brian Rose


© Brian Rose

2 thoughts on “New York/Long Island City

  1. Kate

    Mighty fine puddle. I wish I knew why there are so few comments on this site. It’s one of the best blogs ever—the images, the writing, the thinking…..and the walking. Let this make up for all the times I’ve murmured “wonderful” to myself, lost in the screen, looking and reading of your travels.

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