Jason S. Moore: Man About Towns

Games Through The Fence

Posted in New York City by Jason S. Moore on July 6, 2011

Vesuvio Playground, SoHo

Handball Courts, Chelsea

96th Street Clay Tennis Courts, Riverside Park

Great Lawn, Central Park

Riverside Park Soccer Fields

Tai Chi, Riverside Park

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  1. AnthonyKevinAkers said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

    An interesting series you have there. Thumbs up! Were these taken in the same day?

    • Jason S. Moore said, on July 6, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Thanks. The Riverside Park ones were taken the same day. The others were just random shots over the course of about two weeks.

  2. Charlie McDonald said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Cool Series 🙂

  3. hoopscoach said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Very cool…

  4. Interesting!

  5. sportsjim81 said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:31 am

    What a cool premise. I love sports and it’s interesting to see them through this perspective. Well done!

    • Jason S. Moore said, on July 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks, Jim – I try to bring a unique perspective to everything I photograph. I think these turned out pretty well – glad you like them.

  6. Mikalee Byerman said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Such a cool theme — LOVE IT!

    Stunning shots…

    🙂

  7. Hiit said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Nice photos, I like the last one

    • Jason S. Moore said, on July 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Glad you like that one – I wasn’t sure whether it really worked. I think if it didn’t have the context of the others it would just look strange :).

  8. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Cool theme. Love the lighting and composition in the photos. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  9. I Made You A Mixtape said, on July 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Love the concept- love the pictures! Inspiring!

  10. DanEastSide said, on July 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    cool man, you should do games through face masks next.

    cool post.

  11. Eva McCane said, on July 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    very cool pictures! i suppose i’ve been stuck in the mindset that fences typically ruin pictures if you can’t avoid them. in these pictures…not the case!

    • Jason S. Moore said, on July 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      thanks, eva – i sometimes like to focus on the most mundane aspect of a scene (in this case, the fence) and let the traditional subject matter (the people) become abstract. Its an aesthetic I’m still working on but I think it has promise. Thanks for your comment.

  12. gaycarboys said, on July 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Great idea. Slice of t]life through a fence! Brilliant.

  13. James M. said, on July 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Great ingenuity on a fresh perspective.

  14. zacharyantonreeves said, on July 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    These are really cool man, nice work.

  15. limbas said, on July 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    nice…the photos tell a story.

  16. ournote2self said, on July 6, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Great pics. I love how the images behind the fence are out of focus and the light is shining through the fence holes.

  17. dawnschuck said, on July 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I realise I’m only re-stating comments already here, but what a great photography set. Such an original theme, wonderfully composed, and I really like the saturation.

    Out of interest, what camera equipment do you use? Also, how long did it take you to compile the set?

    I bet you started to see ‘fences’ everywhere!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Jason S. Moore said, on July 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      thanks, dawnschuck – glad you like my set. These images were captured with a Canon DSLR and colors/saturation tweaked with Photoshop. I captured these images over the course of three days walking around Manhattan – something I do all the time. More to come, so stay tuned.

  18. B.Held said, on July 6, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    awesome!

  19. thepetalpusher said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    great patterns. i especially like the minimalism in the 2nd photo

    • Jason S. Moore said, on July 7, 2011 at 4:33 am

      thanks. I had a few images that worked from the handball scene, but I think the simplest images are usually the most compelling.

  20. online portfolio said, on July 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Wonderful, keep it up thanks.

  21. Phelios Cyros said, on July 6, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    wow..

  22. arifinfo said, on July 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    the concept is so cute for me 🙂

  23. Auspicious Wedding Dates said, on July 7, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Loved the Tai Chi scene. Reminds me of a fresh sunday morning.

  24. 254chronicles said, on July 7, 2011 at 2:03 am

    beautiful pictures! did you go out with the idea in your head or did it just pop in as you passed by fences?

    • Jason S. Moore said, on July 7, 2011 at 4:27 am

      Thanks. I never know exactly what I’ll get (unless I’m shooting a model in a studio) but I did go out with the intention of getting some images that look kind of like these.

  25. be awake said, on July 7, 2011 at 4:37 am

    interesting perspective. i felt like a fan during a game.

  26. Richa said, on July 7, 2011 at 5:07 am

    excellent

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  28. congluteous said, on July 7, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Wow, I have enjoyed touring through the past months over coffee at the office before I start the day. Your photos have brightened my day!

  29. strawberry228 said, on July 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

    interesting idea of photographing 🙂

  30. kipie99 said, on July 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

    wow i was wondering: were these taken by you? if so, that would be awsome to travel around and do what you do. i hope you visit my site, it needs comments and followers

  31. sundaycolors said, on July 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Beautiful shots!!! I pass by a basketball court on 96th and lex all the time and it always makes me want to stop. Watching through the fence almost feels like voyeurism 🙂 Did you take a lot more shots than that and just filtered out the best? What camera do you use?
    Well Done!

  32. Mom said, on July 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Interesting and wonderful comments for great photography

  33. andrewcota said, on July 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    these shots are very creative. I liked that you used a short focal length to emphasize the fence instead of the action. it made the project very defined, collective, and creative.

  34. zaksuhar said, on July 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Fun shots!

  35. Alain D said, on July 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Yep, interesting collection, Jason. I also noticed your fence-focused approach. I appreciate your colors. I’ll be back for more !

  36. Cat said, on July 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    nice!
    but… didnt anyone try to send you away or asked what you were doing as a guy with a camera observing children?

  37. Jason S. Moore said, on July 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Great question, Cat. There are no children in this set, but I certainly don’t exclude them as potential subjects in my pictures (for example, https://jasonsmoore.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/go-play-in-a-fountain/).

    I’ve never had anyone express concern that I’m observing children. I guess I don’t give off a creepy-guy vibe. If there is scene with kids that I think has the potential for creating something interesting, I’ll make a point of engaging with the parents – not asking their permission, but just making some small talk so they know that at least I am very comfortable and confident in what I’m doing there.

  38. artmanphotos said, on April 19, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I really like the themed shots (headless people, fences around people)… really nice stuff!


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