One Man's Treasure documents the changes in one of the greatest and largest flea markets in the country -The Englishtown Flea Market.
The market has undergone drastic changes in the past 15 years due to the economy, trade agreements, the rise in megastores and the internet.
This photo essay is part of a larger multimedia website which will be launching by 2009. There you will find video, audio, and other multimedia components that bring you closer to the story.
A lot of work went into the coloring/RAW processing of these images as I felt that was very important to convey the feel of the market.
I am a self taught photographer who's goal is to impact social change through photography and other creative outlets. In addition to photography, I have produced, directed and edited 4 short films, one of which was exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum.
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Dedicated to Mom and Dad
This photo essay is my first long term photo project. It is dedicated to the two most amazing people on this planet.... my parents. When my familiy first moved us out of the projects of Brooklyn NY to suburbs of New Jersey, they had very little money and three children to feed. They wanted to give us all a better life and they saved up every penny they could to move to a nice community in New Jersey. In order to make ends meet, my mother would craft jewelry while I would sell my old toys and baseball cards at the Englishtown Flea Market. This not only helped us get by, but the experience brought us closer together as a family. This expereince taught me all about work ethic and it proved that with determination and endurance, a family can survive the most trying of times.
Thank you Mom and Dad. Your hard work and endurance has been an amazing source of inspiration.