As a lifetime New Yorker Leland increasingly found himself noticing the men and women on the streets working construction. To Leland, they really stood out, looking different and dressing differently than the throngs of pedestrians around them, usually wearing brightly colored orange and chartreuse, and of course, hardhats.. Over the course of a year Leland went out during their lunch break to different construction sites and approached construction workers on the street offering them $10 cash and an emailed photo to stand for a portrait. The majority said yes but some turned him down. These were all shot with a 35mm lens very close to the subject and lit with an off camera fill flash fitted with a compact beauty dish to add punch and separate them from the background. Post work was done using Photoshop and Topaz Adjust software.