Coney Island State of Mind

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  1. What a great collection! the 1940s…I immediately started looking if I could see my family there! it was still like that in the 60s. and I think that’s the first time I actually saw what it looks like on the Cyclone. The only times I went my eyes were shut tight.

    I did a small Coney piece called my private coney and you can view it on my website myprivateconey.com under media.

  2. Thanks CO – Actually, this wasn’t supposed to be published! I thought I hit ‘draught’! I was going to work on it a bit this week and put it up later . . .

    O well. I’ll take it as a sign. More on same post later . . .

    I saw your Coney piece this fall, perusing your site. I liked your site, it gave me some ideas for setting up my own. How is your project? Are you still working on it?

    T.

  3. WOW. I never expect people to visit my site. Thank you! I’m fond of that little video.

    Because of the vast amount of changes and transitions since 2006 I’ve not been shooting, just the blog and my fiction writing. but I notice that like little birds building nests (awful metaphor!!) I’m prepping to start shooting again and editing again. I was also thinking of creating Her NY into an installation but right now I have to start with simple tasks like remembering Final Cut Pro tasks including Open and Name and Save.

    the odd collection of video links was a wonderful and almost floating way to start the day. Just for a second to be somewhere else in my city before heading out and covering a Ground Zero rally. Never saw the Warriars. City as quasi sci-fi landscape. Which I guess in the 70’s it was to a camera.

  4. Glad I could make your day . . . I heard about the rally just now on NPR.

    The Warriors . . . I just watched it again last night on youtube. You can see it here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Hw3FBtXOU

    I have a whole story about my relationship with the film I’ll write about in a post. I saw it like nine times when I was a kid, living in group in Western Canada. Subconciously, it must have formed a lot of my images of NYC. It’s not so much a film as a comic book put on celluloid, something the director acknowledges in the ‘director’s cut’. Kind of hard to imagine that New York now . . .

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