Fine Art Friday–Frying Pan, New York, NY

I’ve always been drawn to photographing texture, light, and shadow.  I particularly love the grittiness of weathered, peeling objects, from boats to barns and building facades. Today’s diptych comes from a “inspiration shoot” that I did with an old photography friend from Montana.  We try to meet up (though not enough) in NYC to shoot whatever catches our eye and have fun with our cameras.  These images are details from a dock and lightship, The Frying Pan, on the Hudson River.  An awesome spot to grab a beer on a nice day (listed in New York Magazine as “the ultimate dive bar”), the ship also has a storied past.  At one point, it spent 3 years underwater in the Chesapeake Bay before it was raised, salvaged, and moved to its present location at Pier 66.  You can wander around the interior of the boat, though a bit creepy, which still has many of the barnacles from her time underwater.  If you are in NYC, it’s definitely worth a look and a frosty spring/summer beverage.  Happy Friday!

Rowboat on Dock (L),  Frying Pan Interior (R), New York, NY, 2009

Suzie - April 27, 2012 - 4:41 pm

i remember that day! nothing like some rusty old weathered things to spark your creativity!