Regarding Labor

Monday, April 3 2017


A worker rests on a rooftop in the sun passing between two highrises

While his coworkers labored elsewhere on the rooftop, this man sat and reclined in the sunlight that passed between the nearby highrises.

On the topic of: Labor, Manhattan, NYC, Relaxation, Rest, Working

Wednesday, December 7 2016

Who Does the Watchman TXT?

Security guard on a call in the Battery Park Esplenade

A security guard, one of many at the Battery Park Marina, communicates. 

On the topic of: Calls, Labor, Manhattan, NYC Icons, Security, Statue of Liberty, Texting, TXT, Winter, Working

Thursday, August 11 2016

Chillin in Midtown in the Heatwave

Young man kicking back in construction site office

I was pedaling east on on a Citibike after dropping off a lens for repair at Photo Tech. I spotted a young man in a construction job site office, potentially supervising it and poorly, kicking back in his chair with his feet up on the walls. Wanting that shot of labor at leisure on another hot day in a very hot week, but not wanting to cause a scene, I kept pedaling. I took the bike down 36th, down 8th Ave, back 35th, up 9th, and down 36th again.

On the topic of: Construction, Construction Workers, Heatwave, Labor, Leisure, Manhattan, Midtown, NYC, Stealth

Tuesday, October 6 2015

Benchwork at Saint Luke in the Fields

Sleeper in the Garden

In this secret city garden, near our open floor-planned office but away from its din, where occasionally I escape to efficiently consume lunch in the closest thing to silence I can find, I relax.

On the topic of: Counterproductivity, Foliage Reportage, Gardening, Labor, Lunch Breaks, Manhattan, NYC, Rest, Sleeping, West Village

Thursday, March 5 2015

So That Others May Eat in Comfort: In Praise of the NYC Restaurant Delivery Guy in Winter

An under-appreciated hero of NYC

On the topic of: Bicycles, Conveniences, Delivery, Endangerment, Labor, Luxury Lifestyle, NYC, Restaurants, Snow, Storms, Winter

Monday, March 2 2015

A Clean Break

worker rest pile laundry bed-stuy brooklyn

As spotted when I dropped off my soiled unmentionables at the Super Clean.

On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Labor, Laundry, Naps, Rest, Snapshots

Sunday, October 7 2007

Machine Shop Worker at Rest

mechanic at rest

It's a beautiful day. I don't blame him.

On the topic of: Labor, Lawrenceville, Sunlight