This last one is from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade sometime around 2000/01. I thought I’d throw it in cause it’s so crazy bright and contrasty and funny. Dig that devil baby!!
One winter when I lived in New York, there was this really cool snowstorm/blizzard that happened one afternoon and went through the night. This was probably the winter of 2001. There was like a foot and a half of accumulation and I totally dug it. One of the things I did was go out in it at night at take some photos of the neighborhood I lived in at the time – Astoria, Queens. I used super high speed black and white film to get a really contrasty, grainy image – and I totally loved the results. These are some of my favorite photographs I’ve ever taken. They look exactly like I wanted them to – like I pictured them in my mind – and pretty much the way I wish the world always looked. Except for the times I wished it looked like a 70s movie.
I put watermarks on these cause I figured I should. It’s kinda distracting – but I’m sure you can deal.