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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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June 09, 2017


Mark Coleman

looks like the pier south of the old Sanitation Dept pier, couple blocks north of the gay cruising piers


I'm guessing that it might be the pier(s) over by the Meatpacking District, given that you can see in the distance the 'stacks from the East 14th Street power plant. I think: that one shot where they put a camera on a dolly and spun it around and around gave me a migraine. (Warhol was a shitty filmmaker. He couldn't even make decent porn.) But it's always hard to tell because everything is so fucking gentrified and built over now. I do remember the piers north of Chelsea were known as pickup strolls for gay men and transvestite/transgender hookers. Now it's weird to visit the Whitney, the High Line, and the rest of the District and see those piers transformed into upscale parks for the tourists and bohos to hang out. The only pier that hasn't changed in the last 30 years is the one used by the city's Sanitation Department, just across from the Whitney; but plans are already underway to turn that into another park. I guess we should be happy that it's safe for our kids to run around these places now; it just pains me that everything is beginning to resemble an "event venue" for rich people.

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