13 December 2011

Do the Windows

Across from Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street


Scully & Scully on Park Ave


Somewhere on Park Ave


Scully & Scully on Park Ave


J Press on Madison Ave


Somewhere on Lexington Ave



Somewhere off Park Ave near 59th St


Somewhere on Park Ave


Scully & Scully on Park Ave


J Press on Madison


P.J. Clarke's on 3rd at 55th


J Press on Madison Ave


On 5th...Whatever it is, it's not there anymore


Jay Kos on Park Ave (moved to Mott & Houston)


No idea


Somewhere on 5th Avenue near 54th St


6th Avenue near 45th St


Bergdorf Goodman


Somewhere in the Garment District


Four Seasons Restaurant on 52nd near Park Ave


Club Monaco on 57th St


Bauman Rare Books on Madison Ave near 54th St


H. Herzfeld on 57th St near Park Ave


Somewhere in the Garment District


Somewhere in the West Village


Brooks Brothers on 44th St near Madison


Le Veau d'Or on 59th near Lexington


Phillips Auctions on Park Ave at 57th St


Tad's Steaks on Broadway near 45th St


Kaufman's Army Navy on 42nd near 8th Ave


International Center of Photography, 6th Ave near 43rd St


St John on 5th Avenue at 53rd St


Aquarium Store way the hell over on the west side in the 30s


Petit Bateau on Madison at 82nd St


Myers of Keswick on Hudson near Jane St


Somewhere in the 90s a block west of Central Park


H. Herzfeld on 57th near Park Ave


Staten Island Ferry in Staten Island

13 comments:

Sir Fopling Flutter said...

What time did you take the PJ Clarke's photo? Don't think I've ever seen the place shuttered like that.

tintin said...

Sir Fopling, Very early Sunday morning. Good catch.

Ben said...

I took the train down to NYC my freshman year to see my pop, on his way to Spain, the only pleasure trip he ever took solo without my mom. We shared a bed at the Roosevelt, I think. He took me to Tad's, telling me that he always had a steak there on layover when he was still flying in the '60s. I was in the City for maybe 18 hours.

It's teensy tiny things like that about him that I will take to my grave.

Main Line Sportsman said...

I'll take the boxing dogs and the paisley shawl collar rig...no, don't bother wrapping them...I'll wear one and play with the other in the cab back to Murray Hill.

M.Lane said...

Love the shot of LVD. I'm pretty sure I saw that robe also and I agree with MLS.

Great bunch of shots.

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I like some of those shots. You've been shooting windows for a while. I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're probably the only New Yorker not so jaded that you'd refuse to aim a camera at your city's shop offerings. When you do things like that, eventually you get something "on film" that everyone asks, "How did you ever get that shot?" But it's really quite simple. Ninety percent of it is being there with a camera. The other ten percent is staying awake.

The National Geographic chief photo editor once said that a good photographer should be able to walk down any street in the world and make some good photographs. That advice seems a little dated in an age of ubiquitous cell phone cameras, but it's still true, because volume is never a guarantee of quality.

The inside of that 1977 J. Press catalog: I wonder, cool or scary?

-DB

tintin said...

Ben- That's a great story. Not sure if Tads is what it used to be but the facade is a trip back to Times Square hurkey-gurkey kitsch of 1962. I love it.

MLS- You better let me know if you're in the city before the 22nd or after the 3rd.

M Lane- The robe was in the window at Herzfeld. I need to caption the pics but can't remember where some of these places are.

DB- Thanks. I'm pretty sure a dog with a Canon 5D can shoot a car commercial today. There's a few of us who remember stopping down to get depth of field. Pushing Ektachrome to get an 18th century effect or drinking beer while rocking a Dektol tray back and forth. I think I beat you to developing slide film.

But I think the kids today are damn good shooters with some real standouts among the point and shooters. They have a unique way of seeing. People like you, Alice Olive and Foster Huntington bring an intelligence to images not to mention perfect space. Never too much or too little. I could never do that. Also, I'm in no hurry to use, much less mix, fixer ever again.

Makaga said...

Do you recall which window the boxing dogs were in? I need to go see them. Badly.

tintin said...

Makaga- Scully & Scully but it was probably 4 yrs ago.

Patsy said...

This is a wonderful collection - love the order you listed (?) posted (?) them - the way the colors jump out.

tintin said...

Patsy- Thanks. It took a while. I'm embarrassed to admit how long.

Alice Olive said...

Love this!

unitedstyle said...

Beautiful stuff. I used to "do" store windows during and just after college, so I love photos like this.