Tuesday, December 3, 2013
"Handout man, Manhattan," Tim Connor, All rights reserved
I'm not much of a numbers' man, but occasionally I like to look at Flickr's stat summaries for photos I've posted. Some surprise me. The picture above, for instance, has been viewed 26,016 times.
That's a lot of views.
I don't get it. I understand how this one, received 12,530 views:
"Drunk blonde with Siamese twins, the Mermaid Parade," Tim Connor, All rights reserved
But the kid handing out Emma's Dilemma coupons on Park Ave. South I don't get. I shot this picture in 2007. It ended up in a show called " 'New' New Yorkers" at Judson Church in 2009. I stopped trying to photograph street handout people soon afterward because most of my potential subjects declined -- very nervously -- to be shot. They were afraid I had something to do with Immigration.
So how does this picture draw 26,016 people to come to my modest little blog page? What's your theory?
My submissions to " 'New' New Yorkers" are here.