100 Days of Summer

I’ve spent three summers pacing up and down the boiling blocks of Brooklyn and the Bronx trying to capture the playful festival-like energy of these New York City streets, and fire hydrants are what best exemplify this energy. When the valves are open, they release an incredible amount of happiness, pride and mischievous ingenuity. Water brings communities together, crystalizes a moment of euphoria, and relieves its liberators from the summer heat.

The series 100 Days of Summer includes approximately 100 pictures of open fire hydrants. These are my personal favorites.

The young version of Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega

clown + open fire hydrant = summer in the city

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

100 Days of Summer

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

100 Days of Summer

Rocky

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

100 Days of Summer

Summer in the City

100 Days of Summer

Summer in The City

From Bushwick with Love

Summer in the City

Surfin' in the Bronx

100 Days of Summer

Summer in the City

It's Another Scorching Day

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Soacking Good Time

Karma-Police

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

100 Days of Summer

Summer in the City

See full series here

Words and images by Stephane Missier aka Charles le Brigand

All rights reserved. Une production de Brigand © 2010-11-12

Comments
8 Responses to “100 Days of Summer”
  1. Street Photographer says:

    Superb pictures.

  2. Amazing stuff dude. WOW.

  3. Sara says:

    Did you have some sort of waterproof casing on your camera, or did you find that people were respectful of the fact you had a camera? I always want to photograph the kids playing in the hydrants, but I’m always a bit afraid that it would be the end times for the camera.

  4. no waterproofing casing..just anticipation…

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