Contra is an in depth observational project with a narrow focus on two neighborhoods in two boroughs of NYC. Bushwick in Brooklyn and NoMAD (North of Madison Square) in Manhattan. The following images reflect a larger project focused on personal perception while spending time in each area. Preserving anonymity while documenting adds to the integrity of each of the subjects as well as the images themselves. All photographs are medium format film shot on a Mamiya 645 1000s camera using one lens creating a visual consistency between color to black and white mediums.