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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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November 16, 2011

Comments

NYCDreamin

Great stuff - love the "Take The Ritz" video - they seem like a fun bunch of demented smart asses...

James Taylor

That first photo is great: any idea where it was taken?

Alex in NYC

Funny you should ask, James. I've been trying to place it. I want to say either Bleecker just west of 6th Avenue, or possibly over on 2nd Avenue. I'm leaning toward the former, tho'.

James Taylor

My first instinct was Bleecker Street too (likely due to the old-school espresso bar). If it was still around in 1980 there must be some mention of a Caffe San Marco...

Eric Hansen

Thanks for this footnote of the past. I was a regular club-goer in those days (saw The Police at CBGBs), but don't recall ever seeing or hearing The Metromen. If the Wikipedia piece is accurate, it may be in large part because they played at clubs I rarely patronized: Great Gildersleeves, SNAFU, and Trax were not really noted for punk music at the time. They sound like a band made for Trax, which was (for reasons unknown to me) a music industry hangout on the Upper West Side. It seems telling that the individual band members later got jobs in commercial music.

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