Presented by

The Atlantic Selects

A Portrait of a Brooklyn Hustler

Nov 04, 2014 | 570 videos
Video by Ivan Cash

While shooting his Last Photo series, filmmaker Ivan Cash met a man who calls himself Jazzsoon. Cash was intrigued, so he spent a Saturday with him to learn more about his life. Jazzsoon, it turns out, is an avid collector of comic books, vintage sports uniforms, and sneakers; he hawks what he finds to make a living. It's a common sort of street hustle, and with a city's worth of competitors, he relies on charisma and bravado as much as he does on wares. "As long as I can supply a demand, I can make a living," he says.

Author: Chris Heller


About This Series

A showcase of short films curated by The Atlantic