Friday, May 13, 2011

King Henry

As the TV show once said, 'there are 8 million stories in the naked city, this has been one of them'. This portrait.  is a Henry, aka King Henry, a fixture in modern day Coney Island.

As with most of the characters in Coney Island, Henry appears to be from a totally different time and place, other then the year 2011. Is it Coney or is it the person. I believe that Coney Island has a way of stopping time - when I visit it conjures up imagery from special days when as a youth a good deal of time was spent at Nathan's and various other Coney iconic locations.

A friend wrote me this morning and said this image was every bit as detailed as landscape - never quite thought about these portraits in that way and I thank her for opening a new train of thought about the work. I have kept these images around for quite some time and am happy to see them in this new light.

Captured with a Canon 5DMKII, 24-105MM Lens, converted to black and white using a LAB Conversion method

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