One of the challenges of street photography in New York City is the omnipresent construction: buildings going up, pipes being serviced, streets being dug up, etc. It seems to be a constant distraction. But, since photography should be bold, visual medium, why not try to incorporate the bold visuals of construction sites into street style photography? I’m drawn to thematic contrasts anyway: setting up beautiful, stylish people in front of graffiti, worn-out buildings, cobblestone streets, and so forth.
Recently I’ve tried to do just that, posing models in front of fences, perched on orange barriers, and even sitting inside earth movers.