Mermaids in Coney Island
BROOKLYN – This shot was taken at this year’s Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. A friend of mine got us photo passes for the event. It had to be at least 90 degrees, all sun no clouds. This was by far my favorite photo I took that day. It was featured as one of Gizmodo’s “25 Sizzling Summer Photos of 2013”. Click the photo and scroll down for the full story.
In case you don’t want to read the story on Gizmodo, here it is:
This shot was taken at this year’s 2013 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s the largest art parade in the nation and has been going strong for over thirty years. This year wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for some generous Kickstarter donors. Enthusiasts gather to show off nautical themed costumes in the name of artistic self expression and Coney Island tradition. I was along side the barricade shooting like crazy (as most amateur photographers do) when this PYT marched in front of me. “No Sleep til’ Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys came blaring through the speakers as she proceeded to dance in such a seductive manner I had to walk off a “situation”.