While I was living in New York this year, I started a new body of work about the people who go down to the Brighton Beach broadwalk in Brooklyn. I spent a lot of time down there where I walked and talked with many of the locals, and then I became very intrigued by the people sitting on the benches staring out to the ocean. What are they thinking about? Who are they? What lives have they lead? What stories do they have to tell? What are they waiting for? Since seeing the aftermath of Sandy last week, these people have been on my mind a lot . I hope they are all okay. I have read stories about elderly being stuck in their apartments since the storm.




  • Cassi Kennedy said:

    Love it... These pics are awesome beautiful amazing!! x

  • What a fantastic project Samm! Trying to guess just a little bit about each of their lives.

  • Your photography is amazing! I'm absolutely in love!

  • Colleen said:

    Love it Samm! Great Project and lovely pics

  • sharon said:

    This series is INCREDIBLE! I have those same thoughts often. Love how you documented it, these are now some of my very favorite images

  • Lauren said:

    what an awesome idea. love all of these :)

  • jill said:

    wonderful. beautiful. inspiring!

  • Tina/@teenbug said:

    Love this Samm!

  • kellie said:

    absolutely brilliant, samm!! so inspiring and beautiful.

  • you know how i feel about this series.... perf dot ect xoxo