Note new posting on the site...Luna Park
While in Italy in September a friend and I took off for a morning from where we were staying in a village called Valdotavo to photograph at this amusement park.
Amusement parks like this one, which the locals call "Le Giostre" and translates as "the rides" will spring up in a vacant parking lot, set up, become a regular fixture near a large town, remain for a month and then move on to someplace else. What I like is the stainless steel, airbrushed art and the overall oddity of the places. Most of the iconographic imagery comes from American movies.
Since beginning to work in color in about 2000, I have photographed amusement parks, both in Europe and in the U.S. as well as car shows.
These are ongoing projects, much like Mallchitecture (Mallchitecture), which now spans several years.