Coney Island, Towards the Freedom Tower

Photograph by

Chris Mapey (UK)

About this image

I took my large format film (5x4) camera kit on my trip to New York, wanting to shoot in the footsteps of Bruce Gilden and Joel Meyerowitz, at dawn on the famous boardwalk on Coney Island Beach. I shot several frames of the calm sea in the dawn light, and as I walked along the boardwalk, I was struck with the way Freedom Tower was framed between the buildings near the centre of this view. The cat in the foreground made a serendipitous appearance!