Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade - on 35mm

As is no secret, there's nothing I've grown to love more these past few months than analogue photography. So as Hannah & Toni were in the city, we bustled our way through subway cars full of metallic painted mermaids, sea creatures, pirates and er some zombies and stuff which was a pretty niche take on the concept, down to the seaside theme park of New York City, Coney Island with our film cameras for the 34th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

It turned out to be perhaps the most bizarre day of my entire life, concluding in epic fashion with a profusely-bleeding man screaming through the crowds claiming everyone was going to die and punching random citizens in the face, before being taken down by approximately 450 NYPD cops, which almost got us busted when we audibly protested at the excessive use of force.

Ahh, nothing like a joyful day at the seaside.

But we drowned our sorrows in shitty sangria, theme park rides and incredible vegan pizza and all was well with the world again.

So enjoy this little snapshot of madness captured on 35mm film - although unlike my usual blogging style, I'm going to be doing a series of photodiaries, as I have tons of photos already from this trip I can't wait to share with y'all, but don't always have the time to write along with them all.

So bombard you I shall!

Much love,


  1. Hi Katie I'm such a huge fan of your photos dear, do you use a specific photoshop action on them to get the vintage type style?
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

    1. Thank you - I do not! These effects are all completely natural from being taken on a 35mm film camera instead of a digital - just one of the many reasons why shooting film is THE BEST x

  2. Beautiful photos, it looks like you had a good time.

  3. Beautiful pictures and words as always!!


  4. It wouldn't hurt if you keep up that kind of blogging style. Words and photographs are the best tandem. Love your post! Looks like you're having a good time. :)


  5. You really cannot beat 35mm film.

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