This was part of a branded content series for The Atlantic Monthly looking at the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, the videos paired with a written essay and reportage style photography. The pieces were sponsored by Lincoln Automotive.
The full project can be found here:
Industry City, the sweeping, 30-acre warehouse complex along Sunset Park’s waterfront, came to the neighborhood in 2009, heralding a new tide of interest in the neighborhood. The complex is now home to artist studios, innovation labs, retail spaces, dining, and more.
Bri Andersen came to Industry City in hopes of turning a lifelong passion into a new career. Bri learned woodworking from her father, but put the hobby aside in college. A few years ago she started making pieces in her apartment. When it got to be too much, she rented a studio at SPark, a collective creative space in Industry City that was founded by Gary Oshust, a former IT employee who left his career to become a full-time sculptor.