I would like to say that coming from this neighborhood, i feel martin has captured some important elements of everyday life in the bronx. The main one is the bodega. the two guys sitting in front, all the ads hanging off the sign in front, the ice machine, its location under an apartment building. these 24 hour "markets" are a big part of new york culture but specifically in the rougher neighborhoods in newyork. In addition you can see the graffitti on the gates of the store next to the bodega as well as the trash on the sidewalk. even the side walk and street just look grimey.
Branon, thanks for your critique! Would you mind letting me know why you think it's boring? That would be a way to learn and improve... There are some elements in it which I like. I'll let you know which later on.
July 20, 2005
there is nothing going on in this pic... so boring. come on man give somethinging better than this.