A Wall With Personality

Seen on East 81st Street, New York City.

Seen on East 81st Street, New York City.


Olympus E-P1 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

Of Pizza and Fire Escapes

Fire escapes on 8th Avenue and 56th street, New York City.

Fire escapes on 8th Avenue and 56th street, New York City.


Olympus OM-1 with the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Escape into Spring

Pear Blossoms and Fire Escapes in Yorkville, New York City.

Pear Blossoms and Fire Escapes in Yorkville, New York City.


Canon S100.

Shadows of Escape

Fire escapes at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Fire escapes at Carnegie Hall in New York City.


Olympus E-p2.

Lines of Escape

Fire escapes on Third Avenue near 76th street in New York City

Fire escapes on Third Avenue near 76th street in New York City


Panasonic G3 with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens

Angles of Escape

Soho  (probably near Prince Street and Broadway)

Soho (probably near Prince Street and Broadway)


Fire escapes in Soho, New York City.

Tribeca Escapes

Fire escapes on Duane Street in New York City

Fire escapes on Duane Street in New York City


Lumix G3 with a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Panasonic lens.

An Urban Escape

Girl on fire escape along the Highline Park

Girl on fire escape along the Highline Park


Lumix G3 with the 20mm f1.7 lens.

A face among the shadows

East 82nd street between 2nd and 1st Ave, New York City.

East 82nd street between 2nd and 1st Ave, New York City.


Canon G9.

Trying to Grow a Bit of Color

Trying to grow a bit of color. Tribecca, New York City.

Trying to grow a bit of color. Tribecca, New York City.


It is always very touching to see people’s effort to try to get a bit of color into their world, such as this man carefully watering some plants in the window of a very colorless apartment building in Tribecca, New York City.

Canon G9.

Red white and blue

Fire escapes on Third Anenue at 88th street.

Fire escapes on Third Anenue at 88th street.


Typical old New York City fire escapes painted in patriotic colors.

Taken with the Olympus Pen E-p1 and the kit 14-42mm lens @ 42mm.

I took this from street level and corrected the perspective in photoshop.

The Patriotic Hydrant

A fire hydrant in patriotic colors and shadows of a fire escape on 82nd street and Second Avenue in New York City.

A fire hydrant in patriotic colors and shadows of a fire escape on 82nd street and Second Avenue in New York City.


The intense red and the strong shadows of the fire escape caught my attention and combined with this patriotic fire hydrant, I could not resist taking a shot with my Olympus Trip 35. The sharp Zuiko 40mm lens gave me a perfect perspective, but a square format seemed more pleasing to me in this case, so I cropped the image.

Fire escape shadows

Fire escapes on building at the north-east corner of 81st and 3rd.

Fire escapes on building at the north-east corner of 81st and 3rd.


The fire escapes in the bright morning sun cast some very strong shadows on this four story green building on 81st street and Third Avenue. I took this picture from street level with my Olympus E-p1 and the 17mm pancake lens, which gave me an angled view. I changed the perspective in photoshop to straighten it out.