(A Magnum video. Best if you go to full screen.)
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Featured Comment by Dave: "Ahhh...Coney Island. I can smell the Coppertone.... I was born in raised in Coney Island, within spitting distance of the beach. In the 'seventies, although I had already moved to other parts of the city, I returned often to shoot on the beach and the boardwalk. From the look of his pictures, Bruce and I were probably out there around the same time. That place and that time defined the golden age of street photography for me. People were relaxed—they were enjoying themselves, and they weren't afraid to let their guard down. It was easy to connect with strangers—most of the time, stealth wasn't a part of the equation. There was an unspoken trust between subject and photographer that led to a deeper level of engagement between the two. I find that quality missing from most of the street photography I see today, and I consider it a loss. Thanks for posting the video, Mike!"