I saw these photos on Boing Boing and freaked out. The photos were taken by David Friedman who is a photographer, and also happens to run the blog Ironic Sans. He took the pictures in the lobby of a building on the upper west side in New York, and well, they turned out great.
The best anecdote is that the girl in the second photo is named Dalia, and she’s dressed as the ‘Dalia’ Lama. Great costumes, and really beautiful photos.