In late 2008, Red Hook was an isolated waterfront neighborhood in Brooklyn with a lot of local character. A huge Ikea had just opened after years of controversy, but a Whole Foods was still a few years away. Meanwhile, a woman calling herself "Smidged" came to Brooklyn all the way from Oklahoma to visit her sister, who owned an independent wine shop in Red Hook called LeNell's "Wine & Likker." When Smidged learned it was legal for her to be topless in public in New York, she jumped at the chance to do a photo shoot for the Topless New York series, even though it was almost Christmas and there was snow on the ground. We stayed as local as we could, to enjoy the Red Hook vibe.
NOTE: Some of the images in this photoset are available for purchase as prints, posters, greeting cards, etc. at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/topless-newyork.html
- and in most instances, the women in the photos will receive a share of the proceeds.