For Mother’s Day, I’m giving you want you want most: a photo of me with a famous person! This shot of me with Robyn Hitchcock was taken at a very crowded press preview at Morrison Hotel Gallery on Prince Street in SoHo at least ten years ago, judging by the style of frames I’m wearing. I had met Robyn many years earlier at a Grant Lee Buffalo show in Seattle, and we share a mutual friend, so we were able to carry on a somewhat interesting conversation beyond me recognizing him as a famous person. The reason I have that sly look on my face is due to my friend Anne attempting to sneak a photo of us. I do not photograph so well in profile, so I wanted to turn my head and save the shot. Mission accomplished!
Man with Multiple Yellow Submarine Tattoos (All Photos By Gail)
People Watching is one of the most fun things you can do in a big city like New York — and the best part about it is that you can do it anywhere. For the best Spy Pics though, the subway is one of my favorite places to get that coveted capture. Check out the guy above, who loves the animated film based on The Beatles Yellow Submarine so much, he has started a tattoo sleeve of various images from the film. What a fan! Please enjoy a selection of my favorite photos of the people who keep NYC so colorful!
One thing I am obsessive about when it comes to photographing art for this site is that there be no people in the frame. This requires great patience, because you never know how long you will have to wait for other art fans, who have every right to dawdle in front of their favorite paintings or sculptures, to move before the coast is clear and you can get the shot. On the other hand, there are times when the point is to get the infamous ‘Spy Pic’ of the onlooker in front of the artwork, because he or she is a work of art themselves! Please enjoy a few of my secret snaps of the People of New York looking at art from my ever-growing collection!
I am here to tell you that you will have lots of fun perusing the results of a Google search with the terms: Oversized Plush Creature With a Cheeseburger Head. What is this thing? I spotted these two Ladies keeping company with the Cheeseburger-headed creature of unknown origin from across the platform while I waited for the F Train at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station. And now, they are on the blog.