In a busy week filled with getting new iPhone case designs out (thank you Apple!) and orders packed up and shipped, I decided to take a break and do something for myself on Sunday. Early in the morning, while the brunch crowds were still asleep and on a day when I knew the markets wouldn’t be open, I decided to take a trip downtown with the camera and explore Fulton Market.
You may have seen a previous post with the market being used as a backdrop. It’s where we held the photo shoot for Sally of Stella Grey Bags. It’s the perfect location if you want an edgy, urban feel to your photographs and I was so intrigued by what I saw on that visit, I couldn’t wait to go back just for fun.
When you walk down the street, at first glance, you might notice the age and decay of the buildings. It is, after all, a bustling meat packing district with trucks of all shapes and sizes rattling up and down the street and fishmongers and meat packers meeting them at the loading docks with their wares. Look closely though and you will see the fine detail that went in to the architecture decades ago. A small floret tucked in to a decaying crevice or the carved details in the pillars flanking a beat up warehouse door.
You might even come across some fun street art if you look closely enough… Say cheese!
You can tell things have changed a lot since the market was first opened back in the day, better technology, newer buildings interspersed among the old, coffee shops, art galleries and restaurants that never existed before a handful of years ago. Certain time worn remnants remain though and that’s what I was looking to capture that morning…
And, of course, on the way out, I couldn’t resist taking some photos of the train tracks