Photo by myself at Greenwich and Laight Streets, in Tribeca.
A photoshoot for the clothing store J. Crew took place on a quiet street in Tribeca, this weekend.
A male model was wearing a tradmark pair of jeans and a maroon t-shirt. A small group of photo assistants stood off to the side.
Tribeca is known for having many renovated warehouses and cobblestone streets, which provide a rustic urban backdrop.
New York wasn't always so photogenic or safe.
Posted recently on the Times website, are some striking photos from the 80's. Angel Franco, a freelance photographer, tagged along with the NYPD over a 5-year period.
The US was doing well during that time, but New York was still struggling with a great deal of crime. Franco's photos are spontaneous but incredibly stark. You get the feeling that just anything was about to happen.
Many of his photos went unpublished due to context - according to Franco, many Americans in the 80's couldn't believe that bad things were going on. (Geez!)
Anyway, if you have a spare moment, check out the incredible b/w photos here.
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