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Photo © Barry Yanowitz

I'm going to be on tv Wednesday night... Photo © Barry Yanowitz via flickr

Tune in tonight at 10 pm to Brooklyn Independent Television to catch photographer and ATZ contributor Barry Yanowitz on Caught in the Act. The entire segment was shot in Coney Island, where Barry grew up and lived until graduating from college in 1995. The shots that we’ve reproduced here, including the above “accidental” double exposure, are among the photos he took during the shoot. The complete set may be viewed here.

“The show features Brooklyn artists and they wanted to interview me and film me doing street photography,” Barry told ATZ. “So of course I took them to my favorite place to shoot, where there are always interesting characters wandering about! They spent most of the time filming me shooting on and under Steeplechase Pier and the boardwalk.”

We first met Barry in Coney Island and began following his photos on flickr back in 2008. Among our many faves are Astro Cat (Coney Island in the Snow), a Mermaid Parader and the reflection of Luna Park’s lights on top of a car (City of Fire).

“I really only started seriously getting into photography in the last 10 years or so. Although I do remember trying to take photos of my Star Wars figures as a kid in the 70s,” jokes Barry, when we asked if he still has his first camera. “I can’t remember what my first camera was, but one of the cameras I shoot with now is my father’s old SLR, a Canon AE-1.”

From BCAT’s program notes…

Barry Yanowitz: A stroll on the boardwalk with this photographer, who uses both the latest digital equipment and a Kodak Brownie from half a century ago. His images reflect his love of the Coney Island he grew up in, and his fascination with how the water and light reflect the way it’s changing.

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Coney Island Boardwalk. February 12, 2011. Photo © Barry Yanowitz via flickr

BCAT TV Network cablecasts in Brooklyn on Time Warner channels 34-35, and 56-57, Cablevision channels 67-70, RCN channels 82-85 and Verizon channels 42-45. For people outside of Brooklyn, go to BCAT’s website and launch channel 3. After the episode premieres, it will be rebroadcast on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 pm and 10pm and may be viewed online. The segment is between 5-10 minutes and will be aired in an episode that also features Punk Jews and the LIU Television Writers Studio.

Produced by Jonathan Lief and Irina Khokhlova, Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn is a monthly show featuring profiles of Brooklyn professionals in fine art, dance, music, theatre and new forms of expression.


Related posts on ATZ…

October 11, 2010: Coney Island Mermaid Haiku by Patricia Carragon

April 6, 2010: Photo Album: Yes, We’re Open! Easter Sunday in Coney Island

March 14, 2010: Eldorado Auto Skooter: Coney Island’s Disco Palace of Bumper Cars

November 7, 2009: Thru Dec 31 at Coney Island Library: Artist Takeshi Yamada’s Cabinet of Curiosities

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