Brighton Beach Carousel
I took this photo in 2006 whilst living in Brighton, UK. Brighton Beach was unlike any other beach I had seen before, having grown up in Florida amidst smooth, silky sand beaches. Brighton Beach consists of seemingly endless layers of smooth pebbles. In some ways it’s more preferable than sand, because it doesn’t get stuck between your toes (unless of course you’re wearing sandals) or to your damp skin. The downside is that you can’t make sand castles. I like this shot because of the kitschy, nostalgic aura of the carousel amidst a bright blue sky and pebbly shore. The lack of people adds a layer of eeriness and emptiness.