Tools of the Trade

Different vocations call for different skill sets and tools – when you‘re a chess hustler in New York’s Union Square park, your only needs are a chess set, a digital watch, a pack of menthols, and your wits (not pictured).

A close-up shot boils down the scene to some of its most evocative elements – the pieces of the game, the pieces of a life, the concentration of the challenger, the banality of the champ...the game of kings.