Last week we featured a collection of black and white and diptych photographs from New York photographer Ricardo Lozano who gladly participated in amadeus’ newest installment and ongoing photo challenge ‘One Word Inspiration’. We challenged Ricardo to snap a collection of photos based on a single word that we gave him for inspiration to point and shoot. With his Konica Hexar 35mm camera in hand, here’s the color photographs he came up with given the word, ‘sleazy.’

“I left my house with a couple best-case scenarios. I wanted to capture the essence of ‘sleazy’ in New York City. I traveled lightly. I took my time. I started with a number of tourist traps. The New York Stock Exchange located in Lower Manhattan and walked towards the waterfront. I walked by hundreds of people, hoping to catch a glimpse of something trashy or irrational.

I fucked around with some fake Statue of Liberty stuff before I dipped. I saw a lot of shit in transit. Fathers, brothers, and mothers at the World Trade Center were all very boring so I headed to Washington Square Park, and then finally, Coney Island.”  

– Ricardo Lozano, Photographer