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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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August 01, 2012



Ah, but can you name the three kids?

Alex in NYC


Bob Egan

Nicly played, my compadre.

I gave it a quick run through last night, but I was thinking the truck was turning midblock into an entrance of the 34th St tunnel or 59th Street bridge, so I was off.

I had forgotten about that little roof. Did Patti Smith and Robert Maplethorp used to live in that building? I think they lived in a corner building on Irving Place and I thought it was where they took the cover of "Horses." Could be wrong about that. Just remembering something I think I read.


So if the photo of Sylvain and Johansen was taken facing north, just what is that pointed thing that appears to be coming out of Johansen's head? There's no church there.
Bob E.- As for the cover shot of "Horses," I believe it was taken in an apartment in 1 Fifth Avenue belonging to Sam Wagstaff, Mapplethorpe's boyfriend at the time. (I'm no historian, but I read Smith's "Just Kids" a couple of times.)

Alex in NYC

That's not a church steeple, that's the facade of the building north of East 17th street.


Ah, I see it now. Thanks

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