Photographer Justin Bettman creates interesting and slightly quirky photos in interior spaces that he creates himself – but these interiors come with a brilliant twist. They are all placed on the streets of New York and other cities, and none of the photos was actually taken indoors. Justin plays with perspective, his project Set in the Street plays with your perception, and you can even play with his sets once he’s done shooting.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure–or, in this case, the treasure of countless passers-by lucky enough to stumble across the tiny slice of New York City sidewalk where Justin Bettman has installed one of his photo sets. And, lucky they truly are. The Wes Anderson inspired sets are mostly comprised of “unwanted materials and furniture, much of which found on the street,” Bettman explains and are set up for a photoshoot (and sometimes wedding proposals, but more on that later). Once the photographer has finished his own shoot, the sets are then left–fully intact– for others to enjoy.