Coney Island 2011

John Wayne Handy Jr. 46 years old. He was very upset and we were discussing why god has let him live, while just a day earlier god took the life of an eight year old boy. The boy was from Brooklyn and he was dismembered. He kept moaning “Why didn’t god take me instead”  “I’m just a fucking Wino!” Yes, god was very busy rooting for the Yankees since he is also their pitching coach…

 

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“This Bud’s For You” 1990

I keep putting off the posting of many of the pictures I took on September 11th…Maybe I’m trying to delay explaining in detail, what happened to my daughter. I know that the images will make most people sad, but since I started to post some from the days after the 11th, shouldn’t I just keep going? I also have to contain myself from going on and on about how much I despise organized religion. The psychos on the planes that day, propelled the religious right in America to make one terrible decision after another. Since what I have to say matters very little, I’ll just try and keep it to myself…

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Shadowman 1989

Probably one of the best examples I could ever come up with, to prove that life, can provide the most amazing things to photograph. I was barely awake at 5 am after a long shift in my taxi, when I spotted this guy playing with his shadows. In a million years I would never expect to have seen this guy with the two fat black stripes on his back, doing this between two fat black stripes on a wall in lower Manhattan…I don’t mean that I could never conjure up something good on my own, but the happenstance of life has a way of providing gifts when you least expect it…

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