The "Street Observations" Photo Blog featuring street photography and observations from photographer John Fraissinet. (Now in its 8th Year).
I had some trouble thinking about the purpose of this picture. Originally, I was focused on the guy who was using the phoneless public phone booth for a cell phone call. He was positioning his leg in unusual positions (see the second shot). Then the girl went by and I caught her in the other booth. There is his gaze that way, kind of making it a pickup type of thing. I thought the U-Haul truck could add some kind of angle. But, in the end I came up blank and leave it to others to figure out.
The steam heat escaping from the pipes seemed particularly atmospheric on this corner of Wall Street. I was happily protected from the raindrops by the scaffold and watched the activity on the corner here. This top shot was included in my Top 10 from last year, so I'm a bit late catching up to the sequences in this blog. Better late than never.
Kind of marginal protection from a rainy day. It immediately seemed to me to be a condom of sorts to keep the rain from the precious plays where skin meets scooter. I did google synonyms for the word condom, as I thought that was not really a politically correct word. Prophylactic, sheath, contraception, and then rubber. Maybe plastic would have been proper.