This is a pretty sweet set of photos by Paolo Pellegrin. I like the fact that the NYT used a photojournalist/documentary photographer to shoot a portfolio that would have normally been created by a fashion/fine art shooter. In away this helps me realized that what ever your photographic talent is, you have to stay true to what drives you.
We should not try to shape ourselves in the style of the section of industry we want to work. For example, shooting portraits when you are really good at architecture or shooting video if you a passionate still shooter. The field is wide open and possibilities are many. I maybe naive but, I believe that if you stay true to yourself and the work you believe in, success in various shapes and forms will eventually come to you.