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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 24, 2015

Comments

R

Mrs. Schindler worked in an office next door back when it was still there.

Martin

Back in the early to mid 1970's there was a similar shop in midtown. On the east side of Third avenue, between 32nd and 33rd there's a high rise condo, that has stores that are below street level with stairs leading down to them. I just looked at google maps, and I believe it is now a "nail spa", but back then it was a "Occult" place. I went in once, and the guy behind the counter looked liked something out of "central casting". He invited me to a gathering in a loft down in Soho. It always struck me a odd place for that kind of store.

Chris Simunek

Haven't talked to you in a while, Alex, hope you are well. This is a great story my old friend Alan Cabal wrote about the place:

http://www.nypress.com/the-doom-that-came-to-chelsea/

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