Wednesday 1 September 2004

Coney Island: photo magic

Okay, so that's the best photo I've ever taken. Period. I've had it as my desktop background ever since I got this laptop last May, and I've never really had the urge to change it. You're welcome to set it as your background too. Just don't claim copyright and sell it on for loadsamoney. I know where you live; or I can find out and send those nice people who deal with horses' heads.

I took it in New York, March 2003. I went to visit my friend, James, who's now in his final year at the New York School of Visual Art. (I'll post his call card so you can hire him. ::Hint hint:: Unless you're Jerry Bruckheimer, you evil munchkin.) This was one of the few days when he was free to do stuff with me. I think it was a Sunday. We took the subway all the way to the wrong end of the line, then all the way back to Coney Island. Duh me. It was horrible, cold and drizzly. But I wanted it that way so that I could take pictures like this. I'd wanted to go to Coney Island ever since I saw Requiem for a Dream, with that amazing dolly shot on the pier. There's something that appeals to me about urban decay, so long as I feel reasonably safe there: a little fear is good, though.

If you're really lucky, I might put up some more another time. Why share all the candy at once, eh?

1 comment:

  1. You'll have to look up the way if you wanna see Blythey's call card. But if you read pages from top to bottom, like you're supposed to, then you'll have seen it already.