Barhopping the L.E.S., NYC, sometime in February 2010, three friends plus myself, we wanna move on, I’m waiting outside of the bar, enjoying the freedom to smoke a cigarette here. Next to me, the next building, fenced by a wooden wall, something like a construction site. I hear music inside. I squeeze myself through a crevice in the wall, hoping for a party or whatnot that would allow me to smoke and drink at the same space, at the same time. Everything is somewhat dark, light comes from a window somewhere in the middle. I take a few steps towards the window and realize that it is part of a shed. The silhouette of a man, I wave, he waves, waves me towards him? I go to him and we introduce each other, one of my friends joins us,  the next moment we find ourselves invited to see the inside of the shed.
As we find out, the silhouette is Larry, he works as a guard for the construction site. The shed contains a bed, a chair and two TVs. One for PlayStation, one for porn. Larry owns an unbelievable collection of porn DVDs. Larry talks - about his time as a Navy Seal, mounting underwater bombs all over the world, he talks about his motorbike, his favorite restaurant across the street. After making sure that we weren’t undercover or anything, he grabs a huge travel bags with several jars packed with weed. He generously offers it to us. Larry continues to talk, mainly about his time in the Navy but about all sorts of other stuff as well. I juggle with a knife that was lying on the table. Larry wants to show me some tricks, I ask him if I can take a picture of him, of him and his knife. He looks at me, making a serious face and I start to feel a little bit uncomfortable. Then he grabs something from under his mattress while he says: “Okay. This is a oneshot only, only one shot!!”. He raises both hands and poses, I raise my camera and: click!
(C) 2010, http://beneathasteelsky.com

Barhopping the L.E.S., NYC, sometime in February 2010, three friends plus myself, we wanna move on, I’m waiting outside of the bar, enjoying the freedom to smoke a cigarette here. Next to me, the next building, fenced by a wooden wall, something like a construction site. I hear music inside. I squeeze myself through a crevice in the wall, hoping for a party or whatnot that would allow me to smoke and drink at the same space, at the same time. Everything is somewhat dark, light comes from a window somewhere in the middle. I take a few steps towards the window and realize that it is part of a shed. The silhouette of a man, I wave, he waves, waves me towards him? I go to him and we introduce each other, one of my friends joins us,  the next moment we find ourselves invited to see the inside of the shed.

As we find out, the silhouette is Larry, he works as a guard for the construction site. The shed contains a bed, a chair and two TVs. One for PlayStation, one for porn. Larry owns an unbelievable collection of porn DVDs. Larry talks - about his time as a Navy Seal, mounting underwater bombs all over the world, he talks about his motorbike, his favorite restaurant across the street. After making sure that we weren’t undercover or anything, he grabs a huge travel bags with several jars packed with weed. He generously offers it to us. Larry continues to talk, mainly about his time in the Navy but about all sorts of other stuff as well. I juggle with a knife that was lying on the table. Larry wants to show me some tricks, I ask him if I can take a picture of him, of him and his knife. He looks at me, making a serious face and I start to feel a little bit uncomfortable. Then he grabs something from under his mattress while he says: “Okay. This is a oneshot only, only one shot!!”. He raises both hands and poses, I raise my camera and: click!

(C) 2010, http://beneathasteelsky.com

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