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Friday, February 24, 2006

The Fulton Street Fish Market

I use to love shooting early on summer mornings at the Fulton Street Fish Market. There was never an end to the characters that were in and out of that place; salty old-timers, young studs, guys on parole, a toothless old-lady that sold newspapers from a shopping cart - you name it, they were all there. Somehow giant dead fish just couldn't compete with the fish mongers for visual interest.

When I first saw this kid (above) he was sitting just exactly as you see him in the photo. The guys that worked at the market were so use to photographers that they never paid attention to them anymore. Now that the fish market has moved to the Bronx to a state-of-the-art temperature control covered space it just doesn't hold the same gritty appeal as the old spot downtown.

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Anonymous kate said ... (11:49 AM) : 

he's gorgeous!

 

Anonymous petra said ... (8:24 AM) : 

baby face with french lines.

 

Anonymous katie said ... (10:51 AM) : 

the way everyone in new york is talking about the move of the fish market uptown reminds me of the french talking about their markets removal from Les Halles to Rungis. in both cases it was a necessary move in the age of sterilization, but the cities lost a bit of their character and last-century feel of human contact with produce and people. it's good to know that the fulton market was so documented by photographers and artists, a way to keep something alive.

 

Blogger maswari said ... (12:20 AM) : 

Wow if only the people in Malaysian fish markets looked like that, i'm sure it'll soon be called a mear market instead.. lol

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 PM) : 

love this shot. Love the way he has placed his hands. reminds me of an old james dean shot or something iconic like that.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 PM) : 

he should be a model

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 PM) : 

i bet some model scout has seen this pic and headed straight down to the fish market!
i mean why work at a fish market with a face like that?

 

Blogger Kitty Hawk, Brooklyn New York City said ... (4:19 PM) : 

This photo can't be real.
It's amazing, archival even!

 

Blogger FABIANA said ... (9:49 AM) : 

this picture is a mixture of marlon brando and james dean... like time just stop right there is just amazing, fanstastic work

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 PM) : 

The smoke hurts me! He is so beautiful, such a form and figure!

 

Blogger Emma Rose said ... (5:35 PM) : 

he's quite lovely.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:30 AM) : 

He's got the Mick Jagger pout. All the guys in the photos you've taken at the fish market are fit for modelling.

 

Blogger rakel said ... (7:22 AM) : 

this is beauty, when clothes aren´t necessary.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:00 AM) : 

This photo looks like it could've been shot in the 30's. It looks very classic. Great job! you and guy

 

Anonymous Fifi said ... (9:52 PM) : 

WOW..shame they moved to the Bronx. What a shot!..you are ever so inspiring

 

Anonymous Term Papers said ... (12:32 AM) : 

It seems that Fulton Fish market was the choice of all purchasers.

 

OpenID flyaklya said ... (7:17 AM) : 

Wow! It very stylishly

 

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