It's hard to dislike Coney Island. It reminds me in some ways of Blackpool in England but with a lot more people through the summer. Or maybe Bondi Beach in Sydney but without the surf. It's vibrant and fun and lively and quirky, but feels like a vestige from a past era. Victorian-age entertainments that have endured. Peeling paint and funfairs, ice-cream and hotdogs.

I normally photograph along the boardwalk and pier, but this time spent a little more time on the beach and in the main fairground. Not my most productive afternoon but I did learn a little more about the type of images I'd like to make, especially around the fairground.

I wonder what it was like in the late 1800's when the seven story Elephant-shaped hotel stood on the corner of Surf Avenue and 12th Street.

Coney Island, NYC, July 2018

Coney Island, NYC, July 2018

Coney Island, NYC, July 2018


Headshot, portrait, street and documentary photographer in NYC and Jersey City

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