They're Weird, We're All Weird

Hope you were able to catch last week's Time Out New York (I photographed the cover!). It's on weird NYC. Yep, in an era of gentrified NYC and big box stores everywhere, there's still some character in the City. 

Coney Island Circus Sideshow performers

For the feature article, I photographed Coney Island Sideshow performers, the Reverend Jen and Blackwolf the Dragonmaster. Uh? Ok, I'll translate -

Sideshow performers: A contortionist, sword swallower, fire breather and the Outside Talker, the ultimate barker.

The Reverend Jen: Artist and proprietiess of the Lower East Side's Troll Museum. And she has elf ears. 

Blackwolf the Dragonmaster: Probably the weirdest of the bunch. He's the unofficial wizard of NYC. We're talking Gandalf-style with walking stick. And he's got an amazing video with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

All unique and cool folks. 

I'm still awaiting pdfs of the article, but in the meantime you can check out the online version here. More images used in the print magazine too! As soon as the embargo's over, I'd love to post some outtakes.