Kathryn Gerhardt Photography: Blog https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Kathryn Gerhardt Photography kathrynlgerhardt@gmail.com (Kathryn Gerhardt Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:37:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:37:00 GMT https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-12/u833519415-o696539962-50.jpg Kathryn Gerhardt Photography: Blog https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 And so it happens again! https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/and-so-it-happens-again You'd think after all these months of be hyper-observant with every building I pass, camera in hand or not, I would have found every face in every building I've walked by.  But no.  

Walking down the street with a friend I found this creature:

 

I noted the street that night and in December went back looking for him.  I found him, and other creatures on his same block.  In fact, I stood there photographing these other faces for close to an hour on that frigid day.  I saw nothing else on that block.

Today, I went out on this beautiful sunny day and high tailed it back to that block.  It was overcast that first day and I wanted to photograph those faces with a little sun.  As I finished up with them, I scanned down the block and couldn't believe my eyes!  I had photographed the gentleman pictured, which was located on the side street over the stairway to the basement.  But I never looked up!

Here are the faces who were just waiting for me to notice them!

How in the world did I miss them?  And my journey continues....

 

 

 

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kathrynlgerhardt@gmail.com (Kathryn Gerhardt Photography) New York City Terra-Cotta When New York buildings were beautiful https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/and-so-it-happens-again Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:07:42 GMT
This is what happens.... https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/this-is-what-happens Then I see this! I set out on Friday after work to go back up to the west 70s to continue my way down the Upper West Side and, as with every time I'm out there searching, this happened.  There was a building, taller than the others, on the east side of Broadway.  While I was shooting in the 80s I would notice it each time I reached Broadway.  I could see its huge shields and I kept looking at it, trying to make out if there were any faces or creatures.  I didn't see anything.  As I started actually walking up 75th Street, I realized this building was The Beacon, an apartment building that holds the Beacon Theater.  I looked at it and tsked.  There was nothing on it, so I continued walking to the middle of the block, then decided it wouldn't hurt to look up one more time.  What I found, the goat, is pictured above.  And then this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

I walked up to Amsterdam, turned the corner and found this:

And this:

Sometimes I'll walk down a street I think I covered thoroughly and be surprised all over again because I missed a whole building of faces.  It will be a building that I dismissed because I didn't look closely enough.  The fun and delight of discovery is another reason, I'm loving this project.

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kathrynlgerhardt@gmail.com (Kathryn Gerhardt Photography) New York City Terra-Cotta When New York buildings were beautiful https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/this-is-what-happens Sun, 01 Sep 2013 03:29:06 GMT
Dag Nabbit!!! https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/dag-nabbit THESE Guys! The weather people have not been my friends.  They've been threatening torrents of rain.  Every day I've listened to them and left my camera at home, the sun has come out.  DRAT!  Today, I threw my camera in my bag and after work made my way to the upper west side.  I only have about two hours of daylight now but I wanted to cover as much area as I could tonight.  Yeah.  Not only were the clouds making their way up the west side, my battery started dying and I didn't have my extras with me.  Took them out yesterday since I wasn't going to need them.  Double Drat!  HOWEVER, my sweet little ole battery made it long enough to capture these guys hanging out there near Riverside Drive.  What a pair!!

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kathrynlgerhardt@gmail.com (Kathryn Gerhardt Photography) New York City Terra-Cotta When New York buildings were beautiful https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/dag-nabbit Fri, 30 Aug 2013 01:30:57 GMT
August 24, 2013 https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/august-24-2013 Went out yesterday for the first time in a week since I twisted my ankle.  What's been great about this project is the way New Yorker's stop me to ask what I'm doing.  I'm usually focusing straight up and my fellow New Yorkers can't figure out what someone who appears to be a tourist is doing. Once I let them know, they usually tell me they never noticed these faces either.  Yesterday, I was taking pictures of gargoyles when a security guard from the building behind me said, "I was wondering what you were taking pictures of and I looked up and realized there were gargoyles up there.  All these years and I never noticed."   I don't know how many times this has happened and it thrills me because people usually walk away saying they'll be looking out  for them from now on.

 

 

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kathrynlgerhardt@gmail.com (Kathryn Gerhardt Photography) New York City Terra-Cotta When New York buildings were beautiful https://kathryngerhardt.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/august-24-2013 Sun, 25 Aug 2013 18:30:50 GMT