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Rolling around NYC with Hannah Bailey

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Words and images by Hannah Bailey

‘A couple weeks back I was over in the U.S. for an East coast road trip which took me from NY to Delaware to Maryland in just one weekend. It was a special brand project that ended with me hanging at Travis Pastrana and Lyn-Z Adam’s ranch in Maryland on the Sunday before heading North to finish up my epic trip in one of the finest cities there is, New York. I seemed to be on some sort of lucky streak, as the city hit highs of 28 degrees that week, so after being a classic tourist, hanging in Harlem and seeing some skate, it was time to hit the beach. New York has it all and I snapped every bit of it on my Lomography LC-A and Pentax P30. Check out some of my grainy, unfiltered, analogue shots to see how I did New York City…

 I Heart NY

New York City is classic in my mind and although, normally, I like to head off the beaten track I couldn’t not check off some of the obvious spots with my cameras. The Empire State Building being the main attraction for its bird’s eye view to snap…

hannah bailey
hannah bailey

Hanging in Harlem

I stayed in uptown Manhattan at the Aloft Harlem, a rad new trendy, just-what-you-need sort of hotel in an area often bypassed by tourists (being a bit further out and maybe people are put off by its reputation). Harlem is within walking distance of Central Park and filled with loud local culture, so you get to see a bit of real NY without staying way out.. Just my style.

hannah bailey
hannah bailey
 

Rolling Around The City

You can spot skate influences in every area, being that it’s the city famed for street skating. But I had Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 skatepark on my list of things to see, so I headed there on a hot midweek day. Too hot to roll around, I snapped some of the skaters with the backdrop of the Empire State Building in as many shots as possible (tourist). Unbelievably, pioneer of street skating, ‘The Gonz’ turned up for a quick 15min backside air practice in the bowl, almost too much for my brain to take in! This city always delivers…

hannah bailey
hannah bailey
hannah bailey
hannah bailey

Classic Coney Island

Home of the Warriors, Coney Island has always been an intrigue to me. I like amusement parks and I like beaches, pair them with a NY twist and you’ve got the spot! I went on a scorching day during the week and although the amusement park was closed, the beach and ice cream stand were ready to host me…

hannah bailey
hannah bailey
hannah bailey
hannah bailey

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