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The History

It’s hard to believe how many pictures I have taken of New York City since I started the weblicist last August, 2006. I had just moved back from a two year stint in Chicago. The first weekend back my wife planned a trip to see our friends in Washington DC. I could not bear the thought of going away the day I returned so I begged out, dropped my family at Penn Station and then headed down to the Lower Westside with my camera. I came across a couple of flea markets packed with people and started taking pictures.

The only time I had to shoot in Chicago was during the day when the kids were at school and my wife was at work. Unlike New York City if you are not at your job during the day you are a bum. So most of my pictures didn’t have people in them. It was quite depressing. So after an exhilarating afternoon of taking pictures, I made my way from the 20’s to the 70’s, I came home, made a slide show and then posted a few on my weblicist site, which at the time was a bunch of marketing googley-gook. And hence the site was born.

As of today, I have over 1,000 series comprising over 10,000 images.

I love it.

Chris Brady

NY- Indoor Flea Markets, Lady in Red