Sunday, November 05, 2006

Set the twilight reeling

"A 73-year resident of the Lower East Side"
First Avenue and First Street, Manhattan

"May I suggest a caption?" asked the man after agreeing to be photographed. "The caption should read, 'A 73-year resident of the Lower East Side.' "
He's a poet, a painter, a photographer, a bon vivant. He watches time melt into eternity from his seat at an outdoor cafe.
"I've been an alcoholic and a tobacco smoker for 60 years. And you know, I haven't been to a doctor since I got back from Korea in '56.
"I'm thinking of turning some of my photos into paintings, paintings of people taken from the same vantage point every day."

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