- Photography Facts
Denver portrait photographer Garrett Hacking has visited the Big Apple on a number of occasions beginning in 1996 when the band photographer visited the Beacon Theater for a run of Allman Brothers Band shows. It would be 10 years later that Garrett, now a renowned Colorado wedding photographer, would unwittingly come across another famous person while in New York City. Joe Ades, known to New Yorkers as the "Peeler Man". "I am always on the lookout for interesting subjects be they human or objects. New York is of course target rich. I am particularly drawn to human characters and Joe obviously stood out. I usually try to have some semblance of a camera with me at all times so I was fortunate to be able to make some portraits of Joe at work. I had no idea what a "legend" he was and how well known he was to most all citizens of Manhattan. I especially didn't know his amazing story until I saw the piece about him on CBS Sunday morning recently. The guy made a fortune! Lived in a Park Ave. apartment, drove a Rolls Royce and put his daughter through Columbia. Schlepping peelers on a street corner! Way to go Joe!!"