Beach Body Bingo was never intended to become a body of work, it kind of took shape on its own after making a few photographs that I thought might be pleasant enough to present after a few times frequenting the beach at Coney Island. After a while making pictures there, I felt that the world could use a splash of color in a timeless place such as the beach.
As the photographer I felt a certain urgency to make pictures made up of all different types of people living in harmony in one area, and what better place than the beach? I felt it was important, especially in these trying times. As a nation we are faced with ugly truths, stemming from, terrorism, politics, and racial tensions, and so much more. For me it was a way to see life in a different light, and add a splash of color.