Title: goodbye to frankie
Photographer/s: Robert Herman
Contributor/s: Laura Minchella model
Date of publication: 2012
Place of publication: NYC
Dimensions: 8.5″ x11″
Edition size: open
Type of binding: hard cover, perfect bound
Number of pages: 54
Type of paper: matte
Number of pictures: 24
Type of printing: inkjet print on demand
Summary: The announcement that Astroland was about to close, along with the hard rain brought when Hurricane Hanna made landfall, sparked an idea to use these circumstances as a backdrop for a narrative.
A woman goes to Coney Island to grieve the end of a love affair. She’s gone there to reflect on and experience her feelings of loss. The almost deserted landscape amplifies her emotions and gives her the space to get in touch with them.
Working with the model, Laura Minchella, we fashioned a fictional character that resonated with her personal history, thus allowing her to bring intimacy and depth to her performance.
Coney Island, in a period of transition, seemed an appropriate place to tell the story of a woman letting go of the past and perhaps glimpsing the start
of something new.
Date and place of birth of photographer/s: Brooklyn, NY 1955
Book link: http://www.blurb.com/books/3480894
Donated by: Robert Herman