New York City residents wandering the Big Apple’s mean streets might suddenly find themselves on the set of a Wes Anderson flick – or, at least, a carefully curated replica of one. That’s because photographer Justin Bettman is in the midst of an art project paying homage to the outlandish director’s immediately recognizable style.
#Setinthestreet is Bettman’s project turning an already colorful city even quirkier. Bettman collects discarded and unwanted furniture to create detailed home sets that imitate to a T Anderson’s unique aesthetic. After conducting photo shoots on these homemade sets, they remain in their place on the streets of New York where Bettman is encouraging passersby to take their own photos in the sets, tagging them with the hashtag #Setinthestreet.
Fans of Anderson’s work, particularly the film “Moonrise Kingdom,” will no doubt become enamored with how strikingly similar Bettman’s sets mirror those of Anderson’s films. From the color palette, to the décor, and even to the wardrobe his models are adorned in, Bettman’s #Setinthestreet photos look as though they could be lost promotional shots from Anderson’s movies. Who’d have thought that one person’s trash could be the set for the new Wes Anderson movie?
Check out some of the photos below, as they really do speak for themselves, and visit Bettman’s website to check out even more of his incredible photography.
All images courtesy of Justin Bettman