I came across this article by Hannah Choi in The New Yorker covering a retrospective exhibition of photographer Joe Maloney titled “Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore, c. 1979,”. The images are amazing. Here is a little more about it:
“Maloney focussed on Asbury Park because it was a “distinctly working-class, nonaffluent, semi-urban, slightly run-down beach town, with a music culture and a vibrant street life.” Through a strong emphasis on polychromatic photography, he captured a place that was once brimming with life—carnival rides on the boardwalk, bikini-clad teen-agers, landscapes in saturated hues and glowing lights
The series was inspired by “the urge to discover something immediate, concrete, and candid within the artifice of the resort-town culture”.