Michael Massaia, Moby Dick & Swing Ride
Moby Dick & Swing Ride
Michael Massaia, The Star Jet Coaster
The Star Jet Coaster
Michael Massaia, Atlantic City Carousel
Atlantic City Carousel
Michael Massaia, Funtown Pier Storm
Approaching Storm
Michael Massaia, The Casino Pier
Casino Pier Remnants
Michael Massaia, The Funtown Pier, Post Hurricane Sandy
Funtown Pier Remnants

In 2008, Michael Massaia started to document the amusement piers that skirt the New Jersey Coast Line during their most vacant moments (usually between the hours of 4 and 6am). These images were predominantly shot on the Funtown and Casino Piers in Seaside Park & Seaside Heights New Jersey. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy rolled in and completely destroyed both piers. The landscape was forever altered. These images chronicle the final days of these piers, as well as what remained of the piers after the hurricane.

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