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Monday, 26 March 2007


Here we have the classic NYC character - the city well tolerates this type of emboldened eccentricity, perhaps even encourages it. Frequently seen parading in full regalia, this baroque individual is an amalgam of goth/punk symbols and icons. He's got it well covered - iron crosses, medieval cross earrings (Noctis?), British flags, piercings with studs, a Clash patch and the requisite black leather jacket and boots (I learned a lot about these accoutrement this morning by visiting this British site - Gothic Style ). And don't miss that standout hair spire - his signature pièce de résistance. His militaristic persona was enhanced by his standing at attention for lengths of time. I have seen him a number of times before and this weekend saw him two days in a row. On this second occasion, a number of photographer friends and I were gathered in the park - our increasingly bolder and more obvious photo taking of the subject was not met by resistance. We agreed that perhaps he was a bit of an exhibitionist, n'est-ce pas?


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