25 November 2013

Dreamy, Postcard-Perfect Photographs Of Coney Island

French photographer Franck Bohbot captured beautifully picturesque photographs of Coney Island’s candy-colored Luna Park, an amusement park that has been revamped over the years.

Coney Island’s amusement parks enjoyed raging popularity during the first half of the 20th century, but suffered a decline after World War II. Luna Park was opened twice—once in 1903, and a second time in 2010.

Bohbot photographed the newly opened Luna Park, but his photographs exude a certain sense of nostalgia. Devoid of people, with only a few signs of modernity, the park seems trapped between the past and the present.

He captures the quaint storefronts, classic rides and sun-drenched boardwalks in wistful, dreamy photographs. View the full set here.

[via Franck Bohbot and Faith is Torment]