I'm always looking for inspiration from other photographers' portraiture. There are great shots among these large-format pictures of workers and (apparently) the single actual resident of Willets Point. Also known as the Iron Triangle, it's a gritty area of Queens devoted to auto repair shops.

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Mukhopadhyay's captions are of the Hiroh Kikai school: short, selective, evocative. His caption for the photo below captures an abrasive boss in one sentence: "Felix, after seeing my portfolio, complained that too much of my work was focused on transient workers, and suggested I should photograph more of the owners like him. Willets Point, June 16, 2012."

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Check out Mukhopadhyay's entire project here.