Title: Metamorphosis Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013
Publisher: Golden Section publishers
In the winter 1985, Brian Rose decided to explore the Meatpacking
District with his 4x5 view camera.
Early in the morning, it was a scene of carnage as men grappled with
meat carcasses hanging from hooks under metal awnings along the
streets. At night, a different sort of meat market took place as
prostitutes prowled the same streets, and leather clad men sought the
anonymous doors of sex clubs.But during the daytime , the area was
Rose never printed his Meatpacking images.
In 2012 he pulled out the box of negatives, began scanning and he
decided to re-photograph the Meatpacking
District, repeating many of the 1985 views and making a number of new
Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013: a
that tells the story of almost unprecedented urban transformation, from
wasteland to the epicenter of art and fashion in the western hemisphere.
Brian Rose's web site