Andrew Michael Andrews

The Neighbors

Digitally-enhanced Photographs of Brooklyn Fire Hydrants

The Crack Whore: a thin, partly-rusted, red hydrant with a silver bonnet is missing a pumper nozzle cap.
The Crack Whore
The Lieutenant: an all-bronze-tinted hydrant stands intact.
The Lieutenant
The Teamster: a stocky black hydrant with a dirty yellow bonnet is spotted with dirt, paint and concrete.
The Teamster

Sometimes I think there are as many fire hydrants in Brooklyn as there are people—especially when I'm struggling to find a parking space, and the only openings are guarded by these varied sentinels! These images have been enhanced to resemble oil paintings when viewed close-up.