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Back Pockets

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Summer 2019

Two summers with two decidedly different vibes here in NYC.  The approach to photography? Same.  Both photos shot from my navel as I was walking behind someone.  Apparently, my navel was approximately level to the pockets on both occasions. 
Summer 2020

Vodka Tonic Anyone?

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Up until about 10 minutes ago, I was convinced that I had taken a photo of a trash bag filled with empty gin and tonic bottles back in early June. I had a whole backstory planned for 500px about my first boss who used to use cheap gin and cheap vodka to make gin that tasted remarkably like Tangueray (the original). Or maybe it tasted like Tangueray because he poured that cheap concoction out of a Tangueray bottle? I remember slowly sipping  Gin & Tonics on the wide front porch of his house with colleagues and thinking that this was adulting at its finest. I swore off gin after over-imbibing it at a house party that we threw (also adulting). This was all in my 20s. 
Gin recently crept back into my life and my house because of Negronis, Zoom cocktail hours, and sheltering-in-place. These days it's Bombay Sapphire. I'll save the Campari stories for when I find a bag filled with empty Campari bottles. Hmm, a trip to Italy may be in order since I'm not sure how many bot…

Trashy Movie

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Since I wrote Cigarette Butts, I've made a trashy movie that, quite literally, consists of the trash that I saw on an early morning walk last Thursday (July 9th) on the upper Westside of NYC. I also found another cigarette butt at the base of one of the statues in Madison Square Park and read up on how toxic said butts  are for our environment.  No doubt about it, smoking is not good for anyone. 




View this post on Instagram So, I made a trashy movie out of my photos from a July morning walk in the era of #COVID19 on the Upper Westside of Manhattan. This all started because I am obsessed with Irving Penn’s photos of cigarettes. When you start hunting for the #butts on the ground, you see a lot of other trash along the way. The cover photo for this reminds me of my Mom, always the 💄 on the end of her #cigarettes. #NYC #garbageA post shared by Nancy Lundebjerg (@nlundebjerg) on Jul 11, 2020 at 10:18am PDT

We humans make a lot of garbage.

Cigarette Butts

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I aspire to take a photo of a cigarette butt that rises to the level of Irving Penn (https://fraenkelgallery.com/exhibitions/irving-penn-14-cigarettes).  Except, I want mine to be "in situ" as opposed to bringing them home for an extended photo shoot. 

The truth? My garbage photography aspirations are not limited to cigarettes. 



Times Square: Then and Now

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Women, Walking

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I taught myself how to extricate an external hard drive from it's case today.  There truly is a YouTube video for everything.  Now I anxiously await a replacement case to see if the hard drive itself still works.  Mercifully, I save my SD cards as back up but I really do need to spend some time more time getting rid of photos that aren't up to snuff.  Except, sometimes, a photo that didn't catch my fancy at first glance does so weeks, months, even years later.

The photo above was shot from my navel -- I kept walking and clicking in the hopes that something would catch what my eye was seeing.  For the two below, I actually stopped and aimed my camera.








End of the Line

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In the era of COVID-19, the Trader Joe's lines have been long and yesterday morning's was no exception -- stretching three blocks.

A small confession: I have never really understood Trader Joe's which may be because I have always been someone who wanders the aisles a bit aimlessly in pursuit of a mental list of ingredients or household items. This is also the reason why I try not to shop when hungry.