The Men That Build America

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 11 September 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is probably my favorite photo in this series on Jersey City. I walked past these three men, construction workers, on the street while they were waiting for their ride after a long day working. The man standing called out to me "why don't you take a picture of the men that build America?" Of course how could I not? The men and women who build this country are the backbone, the very soul of us. These 3 guys were very proud and very pleasant to chat with. I thank them so much for allowing me the honor of taking their photo. I never did catch their names.

I had my fisheye lens on the camera and I warned them that it might look a little strange, but I was pleased with the powerful perspective it gave this photo.


9.11.01 It's been 7 years.
Never Forget


NIKON D200 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 200 11 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/125 second
ISO 200
11 mm