September 8, 2013

Pictures of Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1980

In 1979 and 1980, Joe Maloney, who wasn’t really known for taking pictures of people, decided to take some shots in the beach town of Asbury Park, N.J.
“I didn’t really fit into the Hamptons. I was driving around in a Pinto at the time, and everyone else was driving a BMW,” Maloney said. “I wanted to do something different, and I started going down to Asbury Park because it was a funky kind of place. It wasn’t a ‘beach boy’ beach town; it was a ‘greaser’ beach town.”

(Copyright Joe Maloney. Courtesy of Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, via Slate)


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