Tuesday 20 February 2024

Freeman Alley | Graffiti Heaven

 

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Monday 19 February 2024

PALESTINE RALLY | Washington Square Park


Accompanied by J., I attended a Palestine rally that started in Union Square and ended at Washington Square Park. The crowd was estimated at roughly a thousand; mostly young people of different backgrounds and ethnicities. The march from Union Square was closely monitored by the NYPD, that directed the marchers to walk on the sidewalks, but not on the avenues. I asked a few people if they knew where the march would end, but no one knew...so the leaders of the march who probably improvised as they walked along.

The rally and the march was in support of the health care workers of Gaza, so a number of medical organizations were represented. 

A Moroccan woman exchanged a few words with us, then gifted J. a small keffeyieh, and tied it for him in the traditional way. In Washington Square, a few speakers led the political chants, which were followed with dances; perhaps dabkas?

A drummer kept the beat during the march.
The front line of the march included a Haredi Rabbi.



In Washington Square Park (Note the sign warning not to share any personal info)


Two photos by J. ⇩⇩




NANDA | On The Bowery


Nanda Gremo is a student at Fordham university, and a dancer at the Ailey school, class of 2026. She’s Taiwanese American, formerly lived in Beijing, and recently returned to live in New York City where she was born. She was photographed on the Bowery, at the Basquiat Atelier and in front of the legendary Overthrow Boxing Club in Manhattan.














Friday 16 February 2024

'Polaroids' Of A Woman In A Qi Pao | AI Generation

 







I've always been a fan of the quintessential Chinese cheongsam (aka qi pao) style, and have photographed a number of models in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and NYC wearing it.

So I was tempted to generate 'Polaroid' portraits of a woman wearing it, and the results are quite eye catching.

The text prompts are "Create a realistic photograph of an Asian woman dressed in a red cheongsam, with black hair styled in curls, black accessories, and red lipstick, shot on "Polaroid".

Tuesday 13 February 2024

CHERRY | The Matrix


Cherry Fu is an Asian-American actress born in Queens, New York. She's a Mandarin and English speaker. She was discovered at the age of 14 doing runway shows for NYC's Asia Business Center. A few years later, Cherry started acting and modeling full time.

She holds a business degree, majoring in fashion, merchandising and art. She also enjoys kendo, gun shooting, archery and kickboxing.












Friday 9 February 2024

LYAZIA


Lyazia described herself to me as a model and jewelry maker. She wore her jewelry for the photo shoot.











Freeman Alley | Graffiti Heaven

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