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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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October 23, 2013

Comments

arem

I have a funny story about the day they shot the "Time Bomb" video back in 1995. There was a big punk show going on at ABC No Rio headlined by the veteran UK crust punk band The Varukers along with several popular local bands, and the ABC punks were not very happy about the "rock stars" in Rancid filming in their neighborhood. The punks entertained themselves by messing with Rancid's shoot, and Rancid responded by trying to get the NYPD to shut the show down! Not very punk of them, especially when you consider that Rancid played a show at ABC back when they were starting out. If you watch the video you'll notice that they show a lot of that block of Rivington but they very carefully made sure that ABC never appears. The irony is that if they needed some authentic looking punk extras there were loads of them across the street that day who would rather have broken their cameras. Fun times in 1995.

Francisco Rosado

Fantastic the last comment--they were copying radical culture but weren't being radical at all. They were sort of sucking on the energy and punk resurgence that was happening all over but was pretty obvious on the LES. I hung out with Chetah Chrome, Bobby fom the UNDEAD, Karen Black etc.The place was a MECCA!

Jeff Jotz

Alex, according to Google Street view, your photo appears to be Ridge & Rivington Sts. The store at 106 Rivington is now a pharmacy. Streit's is a few blocks West on Rivington & Suffolk (148 Rivington). Perhaps the establishment moved since then?

Alex in NYC

Ack, JJ -- you're right. It's actually my mistake. It's Suffolk, not Pitt. It's the same location, my error.

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