A Spring Afternoon Around Washington Square Park
When I was serving on active duty in the United States Air Force in the spring of 1981 I traveled back home to New York on leave from Omaha Nebraska. I spent a day with two great friends in the city and a few hours in and around Washington Square Park. There were 36 exposures of Plus-X Kodak film (125 ASA) in my Nikon FTN (50mm) then and it is still my favorite single roll of film exposures to date. I’ll not include all, only 18 of my favorites in chronological order with a comment for each. Many of the photos are of a street performer named Tony Vera. Tony moved to Los Angeles long ago and has a web page. To learn about Tony’s life check out his “About” page.
It took some time for me to identify Tony as the street performer but this post helped much (https://pavementperformers.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/tony-vera-washington-square-park-legend/)
Based on Tony’s website he moved to LA and continued his street performer act on Venice Beach. He currently is a video journalist in LA. Check out his web page http://tonyvera.com/