As I walked down Canal Street it was clear that the heat was certainly not keeping the hundreds of vendors away from their trade. If you've never been, Canal Street is a crowded commercial area of lower Manhattan known for its shops and open air stalls selling everything from counterfeit designer bags, to hats and cheap jewelry, from clothing to DVDs to kitschy souvenirs.
I got several shots off of this man, although I don't think he was too happy about it. But how could I resist all that fabulous color!
The man at the shop at the photos I took below actually yelled and told me I had to give him a dollar for taking pictures of his NYC souvenirs. Uh, mister, I don't think so....
I think the heat was getting to this man...he wasn't trying too hard to sell these suitcases.
Now, the reason I was walking around in this area in the extreme heat is that the Impossible Project store is on Broadway just off Canal Street. For those wondering what the verdict is on my beautiful Polaroid SX-70 land camera...it needs a little repair. While I was disappointed to hear this, the guy in the IP store said it's in great condition and should be easy to fix. But since I needed instant gratification (pun intended) in shooting with a Polaroid camera, I bought a second (much cheaper) camera so I could start experimenting right away.