Monday, August 25, 2008
2010 = 1984?
I was down on Bowery, doing my usual thing, taking pics of 200 year old buildings scheduled to be pounded into dust to make way for cold new condos when an Aryan looking model in a TSE ad caught my eye. Snapping away, I was surprised when this elderly Chinese lady spun around and stared at me with her mouth agape. Caption anyone? The contrast is striking don't you think? I can't tell if she is eating something, she looks as tired and worn out as the Bowery itself. Soon, she'll be displaced by the model in the ad and those of his ilk who are turning the former skid row neighborhood into one of the City's new monied playgrounds.