“Someday they ask you: ‘When the pleating is not in fashion, what will you do?’ I do pleating! For me it never goes out, the pleating. Every day I can create a new style.”
Leon Kalajian, a New York pleater of 76 years, New York Times
This is a great piece of photo journalism showing Christopher Payne’s portaits of New York’s dedicated professionals, manual workers and craftspeople toiling in their jobs for 50+ years.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Christopher Payne, New York Times
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