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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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Comments

DrBOP

We always called him First & Last.....read the first couple of sentences.....read the last couple of sentences....and split to less pretentious viewpoints.....

....insegreviously!

David George

I agree with your distaste for his style and always did.

Yup--he's got the knowledge and has done his time, but his biggest crime has always been that he tries way too hard to be (and sound) "writerly."

NYCDreamin

Epic review Alex...I think I'll be avoiding this one.

James C. Taylor

This is brilliant.

Truth be told I only read "The Dean" when consulting his exhaustive/exhausting yet endearingly quaint website, the reviews on which are usually as obtuse as they are pithy. I can imagine how a whole book could get a little much...

Rick McGinnis (@rickmcginnis)

Xgau has always been reputable and authoritative, but the one thing he's never been - and has, tragically, striven fruitlessly to be - is readable.

Gaylord Perry

Best review OF Xgau can be found on Take No Prisoners.

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