From the distance created by space or by economic analyses, these are big colorful machines … or … assets. And they are, but
look closer and you’ll see people at work high up and
in between and
in baskets and
sometimes re-appropriating these machines for fun. People
earn their livings with
their skill at using these
assets. It’s about earning a living.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
In fotos 1 and 3, the numerous yellow cranes are mounted on two Seaboard Marine vessels: Vega Nikolas (shuttling between Brooklyn and some big Caribbean islands ) and Westerkade (between Brooklyn and Colombia). The barge there is Double Skin 34 pushed by Sassafras. Foto 4 shows repairwork on Lombok Strait (shuttling between Central America and the US East Coast with fruit that might include banana, pineapple, cantaloupe, and plantains. Other tugs shown are, in order: Petersburg, Ocean King, Jennifer Turecamo, Odin, and Robert IV.