There must be 50 ways to shoot Paul Simon on a NYC fire escape.
February 19, 2012 8:02 AM Subscribe
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Longtime New Yorker Bob Egan's PopSpots
tracks down the original New York City locations where famous images were shot, then superimposes the original picture over the present-day location. Did you know the iconic The Kids are Alright
album-cover shot of The Who, asleep and wrapped by the Union Jack, was staged just east of Columbia University? Ever wonder where, exactly, the shot of the Central Park "pretzle" guy from Steely Dan's Pretzel Logic
was taken? Or curious whether it would be possible to figure out the exact spot in Greenwich Village where the solarized cover photo of Neil Young's After the Gold Rush
was snapped? The exact fire escape where Paul Simon was photographed for Still Crazy After All These Years
? Egan reveals all, then shows you how he figured it out.
(Right now it's all album covers, but — perhaps inspired by Jeremiah Moss's epic quest
to find the NYC site that inspired Nighthawks at the Diner
) — Egan promises the site's scope will eventually include movies, TV shows, and paintings.)