Brighton Beach

by | October 10, 2012


This was captured in Brighton Beach, one of Brooklyn’s most colorful neighborhoods. It is populated by the elderly parents of Russian immigrants and a stream of novelty pilgrims. Requiem for a Dream was shot here, and the locals sometimes make it look like filming is still in process.

I wanted one image that captured how Brighton Beach feels when it first hits your retina. In short it feels like a neon punch, like too big a sip of the sweetest syrup, like blue eye shadow, and like that giant creepy-happy duck.