Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Orchard Street Movie Set

Last week while scouting the Lower East Side, home of my latest long term photo project, for interesting material I happened upon a movie being filmed on Orchard Street. The scene was set in the middle to late 19th century - evidenced by the actors' costumes, horses, and pushcarts - and there were hundreds of characters waiting for the scene takes to begin. I couldn't resist the opportunity.

What struck me most was the incongruity of characters in costume who were texting or checking emails on their smart phones.