I don't usually do street photography unless I am on assignment. I often feel like an intruder, exposed. However, I admire street photography to a high degree. So I slapped on my 50mm lens and went out to a local street fair in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I was nervous and didn't take a lot of photos. Feeling like I could pack up and leave, I gave myself a last minute assignment - ask three people if I could take their photo. The result was electrifying.
'Yes' was the answer and after the *click* I felt a beautiful rush. :)
“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Nora Roberts, Author
248 W 125th Street Gate completed on May 15th, 2015.
World-renowned artist Franco The Great is painting a gate on 125th Street, his first one in over five years. The gate is located at 248 W 125th Street, across from the Apollo Theater. The process is already underway and he will be painting on most days from 7 am – 10 am until completion.
Born in 1928, "Franco the Great" known as the "Picasso of Harlem" is internationally known for his painting on metal gates for storefronts across 125th street in Harlem, USA. The major thoroughfare is unofficially known as "Franco's Blvd."