The Sedov

On July 4th weekend, 1992, the Russian tall ship STS Sedov berthed at the end of Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn, very near my apartment. A quick first visit revealed a fantastic subject for pictures: the dashing young crew of an enormous sailing ship (with a fascinating history) and I ran home for my camera. The sailors were wonderful subjects, with great dignity, an amused openness, and the physical poise which must come with guiding a four-masted barque across the Atlantic Ocean.