Acclaimed photographer Seth Kushner is working really hard to get a gig at Benosnhurst Bean and Sheepshead Bites. First, he publishes an incredible essay all about Southern Brooklyn’s old school comic book shops, and now he’s posting photos documenting the 18th Avenue Feasts of yesteryear.
As far as I’m concerned, he’s hired.
“I grew up in nearby Sheepshead Bay,” he writes on Welcome to Trip City, “and my parents used to take me for a stroll and a bag of Zeppoles, deep-fried dough covered in powered sugar. You knew it was the real deal by how transparent the paper bag would become from the grease.”
Make sure to check out his well-written recollections of the Festa di Santa Rosalia and more of his photos. Also, use this time to get really excited because the Feast is back for 2012!