6 responses to “Just Listen: Brooklyn, New York”

  1. It’s awesome that you’re experimenting with this stuff Daniel but to be honest there are some issues!

    There’s the same problem with pictures of course. Why this picture instead of that? Where do I stand, what do I shoot? It’s all so great!

    This track is great. I get it. But I don’t get why this snippet of time instead of that one. Why these seconds of sound from there instead of thirty seconds later and from twenty feet to your left? You may have the answers but they don’t stand out to the listener.

    It’s not obvious to me that the form even allows that kind of clarity, which I think we can agree a photograph can and sometimes does.

    • Smogranch says:


      I think you are reading way more into this than I am. I am simply sharing moments in print form, and then what those moments sounded like. Nothing more. Not making a statement about ANYTHING. I love stills and audio and that is as far as it goes. This is about all I”m able to shoot these days, so I’m working within the constraints of my job. There is no right and wrong here, no perfect moments, just things I’m encountering and how they sound. I’m also not looking to answer anything for anyone. I’m just posting. I don’t imagine I’ll get anytime in the near future to work on anything of depth, so I’m doing what I can to entertain myself in the meantime. The image is made and then I record what the scene sounded like. Just got two more fun pics from NYC. What I don’t like about this post is that the image of the image was made with my phone and would look much better had it been scanned. So, I won’t be posting these from the field anymore. I’ll wait till I scan and then post.

  2. Mike says:

    I get it now, Daniel (just had a listen), photograph and sound clip from the location the photograph was made. I like the idea and the execution. Too few of us collect audio.
    I was a little slow, wasn’t I?

    • Smogranch says:

      I have no idea if anyone else wants or likes these things, but I love doing them, and they fit what I’m capable of at the moment. I think they will get better as I get better with SX-70 and audio gear. Thanks for playing along.

  3. Roger that.

    Still, regardless of what your goals are I’m fascinated now by the possibility of a sound snippet that somehow nails the moment in a peculiarly weighty fashion, the way a picture can.

    It it even possible? That’s a rhetorical question. Food for thought, maybe.

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