MAX RAABE AND CHRISTOPH ISRAEL
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MAX RAABE AND CHRISTOPH ISRAEL
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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net
September 10. 2016. Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
The ad said “rain or shine,” but today at the OG Giant Fall Flea Market, there was a bit too much shine. It was hot—nearly 90 degrees, but nevertheless, a large crowd showed up, and there were sea breezes.
The Boardwalk Pavilion was crowded as a group had assembled to enjoy the simple pleasures of the shade along with cool air from the ocean.
I like the ambience of flea and farmers markets, while Eileen is more of a shopper. I, on the other hand, could visit every one of the 385 vendors here today and I would find absolutely nothing that I would want. But the photo ops—that’s another story.
If you are a photographer you can sympathize with me. At noon, with the light changing at every step and with my automatic meter being unreliable, I had to figure out exposures from moment to moment, and it was annoying to manually keep changing the settings.
Noon is the worst time of day to get good photos due to the harsh high-contrast light. I much prefer to shoot in the shade whenever possible. And then there are the flea market throngs, with a giant person stepping in the way just as a Jennifer Lawrence look-alike enters my field of vision.
Some people ask me why I photograph women. The answer is quite obvious—what is more beautiful? Even women enjoy looking at pictures of women, especially those unique types whose dress and manner are so graceful, interesting, and enticing.
And especially at the famous flea market on Ocean Pathway in the Grove, by-the-sea, where a photographer cannot deny girls in their summer clothes.
Flea Market Gallery: First turn on the music. Then click on one then follow the large arrows. To return to this page, click on the small X on the left.
WILLIE NELSON AND LEON RUSSELL From the album One For the Road
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For the second year, Alison and Mark Mitchell, two tenters, were organizing the event. They were buzzing around the venue in their bright green shirts making sure that all was well and that no phony-baloneys were lurking about such as anyone importing Chinese-made stuff.
Alison and Mark were on the scene at 5:30 with the traffic crew, bringing them hot coffee and donuts. Crafters received 30 minutes to unload their displays. We caught up with the dynamic duo at 10:00 am, as they flitted around the show looking to plug leaks, fix cracks and calm nerves.Only home crafters were admitted to the show and all of those exhibitors had to be vetted by Mark and Alison. They had to submit photographs of themselves busy in their workshops. One artist who worked with steel had the burns on his arms to prove his credentials.
Since all of you are familiar with scenes of craft shows on the Pathway, we concentrated on portraits of some of the artists.LOUIS PRIMA:
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YO YO MA: ” Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The eternal vow” by Tan Dun
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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger
An Asbury Park tradition— a monster event last year, almost disappeared with the tide this year, however a last minute reprieve by a local businessman saved the day for the annual Zombie Walk in AP. It is a fun event, but it is always the same–i.e. like ground hog day. But all the buoys and ghouls like it, so it was held today after some on again/off again confusion.
If you missed it today because you thought there wasn’t a ghost of a chance that it would return, then better luck next October.
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TONY BENNETT (nobody does this 1964 song like Tony Bennett.)
THE BEACH BOYS:
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It was ground hog day this Saturday morning at the Giant Flea Market on Ocean Pathway. It always seems the same, although the weather can vary. Today was a perfect sunny 72 degree day, so the Pathway was mobbed by 10:00 am.
Despite the familiarity of the scene, if you have been there before, there are thousands of little dramas being played out in conversations, body languages and imagery if you are, like me, a people watcher. Many of the vendors return year after year.
The battle to find a parking place is predictable. “Why don’t they have a shuttle?” asked two older women who were walking over from Broadway.
We heard of some people who circled and circled and finally drove away. Others were figuring out how to find their cars later. Ocean Grove seems baffling to a stranger who is trying to find a landmark, such as the ocean. “Excuse me, but where is the ocean?” Down the side streets we saw several yard sales going on , trying to capitalize on the flow of people.
As a photographer, my challenge is to find something different to photograph, but most of it seems the same. So I look at the people and hardly look at anything else. There are all ages at at the flea market. Many young adults are around, but are they spending money? Supposedly the millennials save a lot and don’t have much disposable income.
Some people spotted my new BF T shirt and offered some compliments about our site. They were a variety of ages, and that is satisfying to see.
PAUL DESMOND. There’s lots of stuff at the flea market, but where is love?