The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

Project Firebox 58

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

The intention, as it were, behind this shot was to force myself into working with a shallow depth of field.

Shocking tastes and shooting habits of mine highlight a certain passion for hyperfocal infinity, with a nearly fatal level of sharpness rendered in even the smallest of background details. If you ever click through to the larger incarnations of the photos presented here, you’ll witness this predilection of mine in abundant attendance. Committed for the moment to “doing a Costanza and enacting exactly the opposite of what normal instinct would offer am I.

It doesn’t live on the quietest corner in Astoria, at 31st Street and 23rd Avenue but stands tall nevertheless, a scarlet sentry recorded at a yawning aperture with obsequiously and quite squamous bokeh.


Remember that event in the fall which got cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy?

The “Up the Creek” Magic Lantern Show- presented by the Obscura Society NYC- is back on at Observatory, on February the 15th- Next Friday.

Click here or the image below for more information and tickets.



Written by Mitch Waxman

February 9, 2013 at 12:15 am

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  1. Mitch, nice close-up of the box. Who designed the boxes and the bases? You have any history on that? Pretty fancy, no? They probably wouldn’t design something that elaborate today. Where were/are the boxes manufactured?

    georgetheatheist . . . profferring queries

    February 9, 2013 at 1:41 am

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