1/500th at F6.4, ISO 800 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
I remember doing an article of portraits and interviews for the Daily News Real Estate section in 2010 on the up and coming neighborhood of Bushwick, two years before it would be at the center of the HBO hit 'Girls'.
It is a shock going back there now and comparing things. Not necessarily for the architecture, but for the demographics. It is amazing how stark the difference is in less than four years.
1/250th at F11, ISO 3200 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
1/320th at F9, ISO 1600 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
The only thing that the phone booths are used for anymore are for peeing in and selling drugs.
1/250th at F14, ISO 400 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
1/320th at F13, ISO 3200 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
1/250th at F7.1, ISO 400 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
1/320th at F5, ISO 1000 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
1/500th at F11, ISO 800 (35mm) - Fuji X100s.
Chris Reisman is a retired police officer who worked the East Village from the late '60s till the '90s. I was very fortunate enough to have him tell me his story.
To give you a sense of his personality, Chris chose to work in the East Village precinct, which at the time was an area where "cops who couldn’t be punished would be assigned here under the theory of how much harm can they do?"
His stories talk about what it was like to be a cop in a very dangerous time and neighborhood for cops, about the Hells Angels, the murder of his partner and boss, and an incredible amount of insight from the mind of a police officer.