This gentleman interested me because he looked like the quintessential traveling writer. I took a few photos of him, but as with most good street portraits, it’s the first or second shot that ends up being the final select. During the first shot, the person hasn’t had time to be self-conscious of their appearance yet. The first glance is when people are the most real.
51% of the votes went to the Upper East Side and 49% to the Lower East Side. I’m surprised to see how close the vote came. I personally like the qualities of both. I like that fashion on the LES is very bold, edgy, and creative. I also like the classic and beautiful clothing and accessories found on the UES.
Thank you to the women who participated and to my wife Maria, who was a big help in selecting the outfits as we walked around town.
As with many cities around the world, neighborhoods in New York City vary drastically from each other. Uptown and Downtown are two different worlds. The most contrast, I’d say, is between the Lower East Side and the Upper East Side. Fashion is just one illustration of this contrast. Both are very hip in their own ways. What do you think? Vote now for your favorite.
Voting ends on 6/21
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UPPER EAST SIDE:
I came across these identical twins on the steps near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. They are somewhat notorious for doing their synchronized workouts there. I was told by a friend that they have been in ads for Nike and Adidas. I snapped a photo of them from the front. Then as I was passing behind them, I noticed their identical sweat stains and shirt wrinkles and had to laugh. I find it comical that they’re even synchronized in things they don’t plan.