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Sunday, May 19

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I've always been enamored of industrial spaces. Places where people work hard and bring home the bacon day after day after day. In the Fulton Market, workers possibly literally do this; in the past, this was the place for meats and produce. Wholesalers, packing warehouses and retail outlets were centrally located to provide you with the very best.

Today, the Fulton Market area is a little different. There are converted loft spaces, art and antiques galleries and hip little dining establishments. However, it is still a workingperson's area. The buildings and trucks that line the streets for a three to four block radius dominate the area and keep it busy and alive Monday through Saturday. On Sunday it's quiet and serene. It has a deserted feel disturbed only by the restaurants and antiques galleries that are open.

The photographs here attempt to capture the essence of the area. You can still see the places busy, filled with people, if only like phantoms in your mind.

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The photos were shot on 35mm Fuji Superia X-Tra Color film, 400 speed. The camera used is a Nikon FM10, a simple manual camera with a 35-70mm lens. The negatives were scanned using a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III.


About the Author(s)

Naz Hamid is creative director of Gapers Block.

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