I'm working on a photographic series about the neighborhoods in which I grew up - Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights. I want to tell the story of the Brooklyn I know, the one that isn't part of the Brooklyn "brand" and doesn't get written up in the NYT Style section every day.
I'm looking to meet and photograph people living in those neighborhoods - all ages, all kinds of people - and learn your stories about living in the neighborhood. I generally photograph this project on the weekends. I photograph using film and a large camera, so we will probably spend about an hour on your portrait. Get in touch if you're interested, or you know someone who is, and we'll chat.
To compensate you for sharing your time with me, I will give you either an 8x10 print of your portrait or an 8x10 print of any image that's on my website. Send me an email at obviouslytma (at) gmail (dot) com.