Piece description from the artist
Years ago, having just moved to NYC and seeing everything for the first time, I tried to shoot in a style that generated excitement, wonder and a sense of exploration all in one and still strive for this today. To some, the city may feel claustrophobic and restricting, which is why I try and find moments of peace and calm throughout all the mazes and avenues.
This photograph shows the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island. The Wonder Wheel was first opened in 1920. In 1948, a Greek immigrant promised his future wife that if she married him, he would buy her the ferris wheel. In 1983, he fulfilled his promise. Now run by their son, the ride is now a prime spot for proposals.
Phil Provencio is a New York based photographer and graphic designer. In addition to running his hit photo-blog "REBEL REBEL":http://philprovencio.tumblr.com/, Phil's work has been showcased and displayed at clubs from Phoenix to New York.
Most notably Phil's works have been featured on "CBS":http://www.cbs.com/, "LA Weekly":http://www.laweekly.com/, "Variety":http://www.variety.com/, 944, and "Urban Outfitters":http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/index.jsp. Phil currently lives and works in New York.
For Phil, one of the most rewarding parts of his job is hearing from happy customers. Phil loves to include pictures he receives of his art in their homes on his website, because for him, that is what makes it all worth it. If you try a piece of Phil's at home, snap a picture and send it to him at email@example.com!
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