5Pointz is known as a graffiti artists mecca. It’s a square block of an old industrial building in Long Island City, Queens (NY). Covering the building is an amazing array of artwork by street artists who have done some incredible work.
I went to 5Pointz last week to scout it out as a location for a photo shoot, and it will make for an awesome background! My shoot will have to occur soon, since the landlord is planning to raze the building and build two high-rise apartment towers there. According to local news reports, he will try to maintain some of the street art flavor.
Here are some images I shot while scouting the location. All photos were taken with my Nikon 1 V2. This camera continues to impress me with it’s high quality.