43-35 10th Street Daniel Shea
43-35 10th Street is the latest publication by Swiss indie publisher Kodoji Press. The title refers to the artist Daniel Sheas studio and home address in Long Island City. From and beyond this address, and using 399 colour and 27 black and white plates, Shea crafts an elegant narrative about politics, class dynamics and the actual beneficiaries from the ongoing urban changes. Expansive construction projects and the flux of new jobs they generate are also the scene for political tension workers and unions disputes and more visible economic inequalities. The photographs reveal these tensions, and establish Sheas strong focus on composition, colour, shape and line, detailing construction sites through close ups of bricks, windows, pipes and different sorts of building surfaces.