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Old 10-10-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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Hi,
My name is Martin Adolfsson. I'm a Swedish born photographer currently living in NY. I'm studding a MFA photo program at School of visual arts in NY. I'm working on a long-term project on middle class society around the world. My purpose of the project is to see how the middle class evolves in developing countries compared to the developed countries.
So far I've been to Bangkok, (Thailand), Berlin (Germany) and Quito, (Ecuador).
I'm now looking for a newly built middle class neighborhood (preferably not older than 10 years) in New Jersey for my next shoot.
All recommendations and ideas are appreciated.

Looking forward to hear from you!


Photos from this project can be found on my website under the "projects" folder.

Best Regards
Martin Adolfsson
Photographer
Martin Adolfsson, Photographer New York, Sweden
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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I'm not sure if there are any "new" middle class towns.. but IMO one of the towns that's within 14 miles of nyc and it's under a great redevelopment is Elizabeth.. it has many new constructions and new neighborhoods (entire blocks). you will see many constructions going on currently.. I will post some pictures later tonight so u can take a look.. btw I believe many middle class people are moving into the area.. so this might be what you are looking for..
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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I think that Springfield is building a lot of new streets and blocks and a lot of them were build in 1980s and 1990 and its not really very rich but more like a middle class town but more of wealthy side
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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West Orange has some newly developed areas. I would think there are some in Morris County as well.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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Hey
Thanks for your answers, Elizabeth and west Orange sounds interesting, any specific area I should look closer at?


/Martin
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Don't know if you have to be near NYC or not. Washington township in Gloucester county has many new communities within the township. It may be just what you are looking for. Gool Luck
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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Hello Martin.. I would suggest the seaport.. that section has dramatically (ongoing) changed.. before the seaport was infested with projects and buildings.. they demolished all the projects and there are many lots where construction has started.. you can also see the new school that is being constructed.. there, also an Emergency Response Unit which opened a few months ago.. oh also there is the Front St fishing trail.. which is under constrution that will lead to the NYC Ferry.. you might be able to see some of the dredging going on..
it's truly a night to day scenario..

besides that area.. i would suggest Elmora where there is lots of commerce.. elmora racquet club opened this past year.. 4 other schools opened this past year also..
i'll try to upload some quick pics that i took recently from the seaport..

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Thanks for your answers, Elizabeth and west Orange sounds interesting, any specific area I should look closer at?


/Martin

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Old 10-12-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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