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In Remembering Stephen Andrus

I've never met Stephen personally but knew of his work through my son Tom. In 2008, at my son's recommendation, Stephen put me on his mailing list and every few days I would receive a night time photo from somewhere in NYC. I would relive my days living in the city vicariously through Steve's pictures. His shots were always taken at night with his wanderings taking him to all the boroughs. It wasn't long before I fell in love with his work and started a collection of my own favorites which totals well over 300, only a fraction of what he sent. Included in these pages are most of those.

On January 08, 2013, I sent Steve the following e-mail:
Hi Stephen,
We all get lots of mail from the same folks. When one person stops sending, it can be a while without realizing it.
Tonight looking at a TV show I saw a mural painted on a NYC building. I immediately thought of you and realized it's been a while since I've received one of your pictures.
Hoping all is well.
Sandy

The Last photo I received was, the "Four Old Chairs" December 01, 2012 then a I received notice of Steve's passing on an e-mail dated January 28 noting: "Stephen P. Adrus: Photographic Exhibition & Remembrance". The date given of his passing was only that of "early January". His facebook acct implies he was 67. Not being able to attend and so moved by his work, my commemoration will be these webpages of many of my personal favorites. Descriptions given are Stephen's. Be sure to click to enlarge.

Sandy Estabrook, one time NYC dweller.

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Please Don't Force Feed Me (Wooster near Canal)

Rich Girls Will Break Your Heart (Rivington-Bowery, LES)

Miro in Red (Marc Chagall - Lincoln Center, 1 hr. ago)

Cathedral of Flames (NY's Bravest, Great Jones St., E. Village)


Living on Nothing (Apt. 3rd Ave/E. 5th St.)

A Man Does What a Man Has to Do

Waiting for Godot (G Train, 4th Ave/9th St.)

Firery Red Mist with a Kiss of Blue (57th St., Midtown)

The Lonely Heart (Grand Central Station)

GRAND (80yds, 300mm)

Grand Central & Chrysler

Massive, Strong Shoulder (VNarrows Bridge, from SI)


Living on Nothing (Apt. 3rd Ave/E. 5th St.)

A Man Does What a Man Has to Do

Waiting for Godot (G Train, 4th Ave/9th St.)

Firery Red Mist with a Kiss of Blue (57th St., Midtown)

Four Windows (Grand St., SOHO).

Tangled Up in Steel (Broadway @125th St.)

Grant's Tomb (Riverside @122nd St.)

Cold (The West Side)


Dark City.

Met Life Building Reflected

Tree House Big House (Mad. Sq. Pk.)

Lonely (5 Pointz, LIC, Qns.,16 Feet Tall)


Holiday Ornament (Wooster, SOHO)

The Moon and Marble (Riverside @89th St.)

Big Fairy (5 PTZ., LIC, Qns., 8" tall).

Eternal Flame in a Worried Land


December Dreaming (Off the window, Mercer St., SOHO)

Bringing Dreams to Life Stamp (Broome near Bowery, 9 ft. tall, by Obey -creator of Obama poster).jpg

Attacked ("Sphere" top blown away on 9/11, now in Battery Park).

Homage to Franz Kline (Wooster)

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