Fire Hydrant

HARLEM says hello-1

On the relative short walk from East to West I encounter the many different faces of Harlem through bold fashion choices, musicians, protestors and street workers washing up at the fire hydrant after a long work day. A street photographers dream, but how long will it say this way? Harlem is on the move and the cityscape is rapidly changing. Transformed by developers and ‘urban pioneers’ with high-end housing, yoga studio’s and hip boutiques. I suspect that the rough edges of Harlem will soon be smoothed over. Fitting to the music, I start to feel a little blue. I doubt that Harlem will stay this way and I might not get another chance to capture this vivid part of New York.