fbpx

When Brooklyn-based photographer Justin Bettman awoke at 4:00 in the morning to install elaborate domestic stage sets across the streets of New York, it’s unlikely he could have anticipated starting a movement. Along with set designer Gözde Eker, Bettman constructed ephemeral installations in public sites throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, where passersby could stop for a moment and play. He titled the project #SetintheStreet.

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 9.43.39 AM

These days, Bettman is still working with the tableaux aesthetic and with New York City as his theme, but this time, he’s staging classic city moments that could have occurred today or fifty years ago. Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief Alison Zavos spoke to Bettman about his work, his city, and advice for up-and-coming photographers.

This video interview is generously sponsored by Squarespace, the innovative website publishing platform perfect for photographers. Squarespace makes it simple to create professional websites that are 100% customizable, making web design accessible to everyone. Complete with award-winning designs, hosting, domains, commerce, and 24/7 support.

Squarespace is a Feature Shoot sponsor.

Discover More

Give a Print
Receive a Print
Receive a print

Contests: Enter the Street Photography Award

Enter now

Love photo books?

We're giving away a photo book each week to a lucky new subscriber to our newsletter.

Sign up now to enter!

Expert advice from photo industry professionals every Friday + get our guide to mastering Instagram (for FREE)!

Thanks for signing up to the Feature Shoot newsletter!