Globe-trekking photographer Samm Blake captures the joy and beauty of Coney Island and Brighton Beach in a recent photo essay on her blog, For the Art and Adventure. Reflecting on life, courage, and her own artistic pursuits, Blake shares her beautiful photography and discusses her creative process:
There is a picture of an elderly man, the 5th image down, he was at Brighton Beach with his wife and he started in front of a huge crowd of people. He was amazing. He made me realize, if somebody of his age can dance in front of all those people, I should be able to approach people and ask to take their portrait. I did. I had an amazing time doing so. Nobody turned me down. I probably talked to about 7 different people all up and had some really good long conversations with a few. Once I get the film back from the lab, I will share more.
Check out Samm’s Coney Island/Brighton Beach entry for more photos.