Adam Krause: The Market Hotel
New York photographer Adam Krause has been documenting a special hotel in Brooklyn that is facing closure–not unlike the Chelsea Hotel across the bridge. The Market Hotel in Bushwick has been a venue for music events and illigal living and Adam wanted to capture not only a place that has the patina of Brooklyn history, but document lifestyle and space. He is interested in self identification, cultural tribalism, and how obsessive qualities manifest themselves into physical traits.
Adam is a self taught photographer born and raised in Florida, currently living in NYC. He has a roster of awards and exhibitions and an editorial client list that includes Discover, Epitaph Records, ESPN the magazine, Esquire, Fortune Small Business, Glamour, HEEB, Inc. magazine, Inked, Jade Tree Records, Men’s Health, Metropolis, Modern Painters, New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Philly Magazine, Popular Mechanics, PUSH, Psychology Today, Radar, SUB POP, Time, URB, and Wired.
The Market Hotel opened in 2008 in Bushwick Brooklyn as a venue for punk rock shows and loft-style living for about a dozen. Both activities being done illegally due to a lack of permits and incorrect zoning.
The owner recently decided to make it a legal venue and continue to play punk rock shows, but in order to get the building to code, its current residents must move out.
These are portraits and interiors of the residents during the final days of the Market Hotel. The bedrooms were photographed collage style due to their small size, as a 35mm lens was not wide enough to fully photograph them.
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