In Coney Island w/ Maui Jim

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It’s hard to believe that September is just a few days away – I mean, where did the summer go?! That being said (before it’s too late) here’s the second set of my Coney Island shoot. If you recall my last post here, I was at the Luna Park. This time we hit the beach for some amazing and empty shots. Like a say over and over, nothing beats empty or near empty photo shoots in otherwise super crowded locations. The photos here were taken around 9 am and I think they came out great.

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Fun fact. The famous Wonder Wheel behind me (above) was actually an IOU wedding present. Yes, you heard that right! In 1948 a Greek immigrant and Coney Island hot dog vendor named Denos Vourderis promised his future wife that if she married him, he would buy her the 150 foot high Ferris wheel. Working his way up, he came through on his promise and eventually purchased the ride some 30+ years later in 1983. The Ferris wheel is still a premier spot for proposals!

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If you’re wondering if these are the same sunglasses worn here, then the answer is yes. These guardrails , from Maui Jim have been on heavy rotation all summer long. I love them because they can be dressed up or down and you don’t have to sacrifice looking good in order to get premium lenses. And these lenses are definitely super high quality as they offer PolarizedPlus2 technology with tons of benefits such as: Blue Light Protection, Eye Comfort & Strength, and Scratch Resistance to name a few.

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Blue-Light Protection. High-energy Visible Radiation (HEV), also known as blue light, has lower energy rays than UV, however recent research suggests they can penetrate deeply into the eye and cause damage. Maui Jim patented lens technology, including their proprietary blend of rare Earth elements, provides highly effective HEV reduction without removing the beautiful blues of the world.

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Eye Comfort & Strength. By eliminating 99.9% of glare and reducing the impact of the sun’s brightness, Maui Jim lenses allow your eyes to stay relaxed. Without the need to squint and strain, you can avoid eye fatigue, wrinkles around the eyes, and even headaches. Your eyes also maintain their ability to rapidly adapt to changing light levels and potential hazards like headlights at night. With Maui Jim Sunglasses your eyes stay more comfortable, allowing you to spend more time enjoying activities in the sun.

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Scratch Resistance. Maui Jim glasses naturally provide a high level of scratch resistance. For MauiPure®, Maui Evolution® and polycarbonate lenses, durability, and long-term performance are enhanced with the application of proprietary CLEARSHELL® treatment to both the front and back of the lens.

Shirt/Sandals by H&M, Pants by Original Penguin, Glasses by Maui Jim

Photography by James Creel

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Maui Jim.
The opinions and text are all mine. 

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