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Uh huh shattered, uh huh shattered.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There’s a long list of things which are looked for when one is out wandering, and shattered glass is one of them. Don’t know why, but it’s something I’m attracted to shooting, as I like imperfection and meaningless destruction. Spotted the shatter pattern above on the window of a shop along Queens Blvd.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The one above is from those walkways you’ll notice above the digester eggs of the sewer plant in Greenpoint. I was told that a “bird strike” caused the damage.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Somewhere in industrial Maspeth, which is the epicenter for illegal dumping, these windows were abandoned on the sidewalk after being accidentally arranged in an esthetically pleasing pattern.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

That used to be a mirror, which was similarly ditched in industrial Maspeth.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One of the reinforced glass windows – which used to be installed at the old Van Iderstine property in Blissville – was encountered along the bulkheads of Newtown Creek one day, and a humble narrator found himself transfixed.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

January 10, 2018 at 11:30 am

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