The Rough Streets Of Brooklyn

Posted by Peter Nitsch | October 31st, 2012 Share

BK42 - The Rough Streets Of Brooklyn

Two quicksnap cameras, two months – and the rough streets of Brooklyn, New York. When Ben Wessler and Eric Mirbach took to the streets to explore their borough of choice for their series BK42, they did so by skateboard. Grimey streetcorners and hidden neglibilities, unusual perspectives and intense closeness – all captured in grainy drive-by shots.

As professional skateboarder, graphic designer Ben Wessler found himself sourrounded by photographers all the time. It was just a matter of time before he picked up a camera himself, starting to capture his very own images. Wessler lives and works in Hamburg.

Photographer Eric Mirbach has been following skateboarders for ten years now, documenting the oddities and specialties of their scene. Mirbach lives in Bonn and works somewhere along the road. ❚

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