The Square & The Dapper Chess Lad


Truth derives its strength not so much from itself as from the brilliant contrast it makes with what is only apparently true. This applies especially to Chess, where it is often found that the profoundest moves do not much startle the imagination.  –  Emanuel Lasker

Union Square. On a good weather day it provides many things to do. Such as sitting on the steps and enjoying the weather, shopping from the many street vendors that attend, see (or be involved in) a protest of two, play a game of chess against those who are very skilled, and a performance or two…or three. This week did not disappoint!!! With camera in hand, I had many an opportunity to do some street photography, and another opportunity to jump head-first and to get over my shyness with approaching people to gain some portraits. The bonus would come in the form of photographing breakdancers as well and bumping into an old friend from church. With so many photos, I thought to break the images up into two separate posts. Today’s entry will focus on the young man (I believe named Steve) sitting on the steps of the Square listening to some oldies but goodies and taking in a game of chess.