NYC on the Brain

Two New York themed posts in a row! I absolutely love this photo of a recent piece by street artist JR. Read more about it on his website, The New York Times Magazine or where I originally found it, My Modern Met.

"For the cover, we zeroed in on Elmar Aliyev, a 20-year-old waiter at Old Baku, an Azerbaijani restaurant on Ditmas Avenue in Brooklyn. Elmar immigrated to the United States from Azerbaijan last August after he won the green-card lottery. He likes to walk in Central Park and around the Plaza, locations from his favorite movie, “Home Alone 2.” JR liked the way Aliyev swung his arms when he walked." - Jake Silverstein for The New York Times Magazine

Lastly, watch this time-lapse of the whole thing from start to finish.