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

In 2008, Michael Massaia started to document the amusement piers that skirt the New Jersey coastline during their most vacant moments (usually between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 a.m.). These images were predominantly shot on the Funtown and Casino Piers in Seaside Park and 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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