Tuesday, February 15, 2011
An empty Newburgh... just a few stalwart figures chipping away at the ice and snow in front of their houses. I was about to give up finding a subject when this hat and lean face under it caught the corner of my eye as I drove by. I walked up to him and said hello. He wouldn't mind his picture taken he said. When I asked about the perennial matter of work in Newburgh, he said, "Here you either look for work or you hustle. I'm a hustler so I don't have that problem." I finished photographing him and he shook my hand and said, "I must be off to the library before it closes."