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,