Coin-Op Rides of New York

Status: Ongoing
Format: Photographs / Text
Medium: Tumblr

The inspiration for Coin-Op Rides of New York began with a walk. I was exploring the many varied neighborhoods of Brooklyn when I began to notice that laundromats and bodegas often had coin-operated children’s rides out front. Even more interestingly, these rides all seemed to be wildly different. Some were animals that seemed an obvious fit for a coin-op ride, like a carousel horse. Others were less obvious, like a pelican, or not even animals at all.

I was not interested in merely cataloging the many varieties of coin-operated rides. Instead, each ride serves as an inspiration for a short narrative and often personifies the animals.

This project is just beginning

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