Atlas Yacht Club

The Atlas Yacht Club is a marina twenty minutes outside New York City that was settled by squatter fishermen in the 1930’s. It’s made up of about seventy-five shacks that sit side by side on an old pier that was once used to load ships with coal that were docked on the Kill Van Kull, a strip of water that separates New Jersey and Staten Island. The club lays between a field of huge petroleum tanks and a chemical refinery. My dad and his dad have both kept their boats there well before I was born. When I was young, I used to build things in my dad’s workshop with random things I found around the yard. And even though I was never really into fishing back then, I did love eating the fish my father caught and going out for rides on our boat. I decided to document this place before the land gets taken back by the city one day to be torn down or developed into waterfront condos.

Barber Shops

Whenever I travel, I always try to find a local barber to get a shave and a haircut. Since I generally always have a shaved head, it’s pretty easy to motion to a barber what I want done even though we have a language gap. I’ve gotten shaved from Cuba to Cambodia and have paid anywhere from two dollars to thirty dollars. One thing remains the same though, every barbershop always has at least one person just hanging out who’s not there for a haircut.

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