Coney Island is an iconic place in New York City photographed by countless famous photographers throughout the years. The neighborhood is located in the southern tip of Brooklyn, its biggest magnet is the ocean, the beautiful beaches, and the boardwalk. If you live in New York City but crave that beach life in the summer, this beautiful place your best bet. Apart from the beach and the sea, the area offers a big amusement park including a couple of roller-coasters. The reason this beach place is so interesting to photographers is that it attracts New Yorkers of all ages and ethnicities making for a stunning mix of people in their beach outfits.
In the past, the place wasn't exactly a safe neighborhood and it still isn't till this day. Offseason Coney Island - just like any other beach resort - looks desolate and kind of sad, but come summer this place fires up hot weather, tourists, a loud and bright amusement park, a big renovated Aquarium, and -especially at weekends - many accompanying events.
I moved to Coney Island two and a half years ago specifically to photograph its beautiful views and so I've been taking pictures of the area for the last 30 months at day, night, snow, rain, or shine, from summer through winter. I took stunning pictures of all of it. This is how Coney Island looks and feels in the summer - the most vibrant and arguably the most interesting time.