I wrapped my camera in plastic wrap and took it out into the wet blowing snow.
Though I purposely let the drops accumulate on the plastic in front of the lens, for the cool light effects, next time I’ll wipe it off more often. The camera remained dry under the Glad food wrap, which had the additional benefit of acting as a wind screen for the microphone.
A walk around my East Village neighborhood during last night’s snowstorm.
That’s one of Eddie’s tree sculptures in the upper left corner. As far as I know the foliage and flowers all grew wild after the tower was taken down.
Testing out the macro capability of my new pocket camera, a Lumix dmc-fs5. I used the camera for the interviews I did for my latest video as well. I’m happy with it.
Even with no thumb, he’s still cranking out the dough. Avenue B in the East Village. International Thumb’s Up Guy Flickr Pool
Eddie’s Big Wind from GammaBlog on Vimeo.
On Sunday May 11th, 2008, the one year memorial for Eddie Boros the creator of the Tower of Toys was held in the 6th and B Community Garden. The NYC Parks department had just declared the tower unsafe and that it must come down. Eddie Boros was an amazing character, he had to be in order to build and preserve from destruction his 60 foot ramshackle tower of salvaged timber and rotting toys from 1985 until 2008, a full year after he died. I interviewed the gardeners and his relatives, asking them to give me stories about Eddie. I combined the interviews with the many photos I’ve taken of the tower, plus photos on the garden bulletin board, as well as some that people put on the garden fence after Eddie died in 2007. This is part one of a planned three parts.
Part Two here