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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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March 02, 2010



Awesome story Alex...thanks!

James Taylor (no, not that one)

I took a photo of that National Debt clock on Sixth Avenue the first time I visited the city in 1999. I don't think it's there anymore. I wonder what happened to it...

Looks like the producers of "The Sopranos" saw this video too (3:31-3:53)...

Alex in NYC

The National Debt clock is now around the corner -- hidden away on 43rd street between 6th Avenue & Times Square


Awesome.. I was 19 in 1992 and I really connect with your posts from then... in '91-92 I was at SUNY Purchase ... it was so alternative .. alternative went mainstream then ...How about Ministry at the Paramount Theatre @ MSG? Weird. hmmm 1991, I was listening to WDRE radio but also Killing Joke, trying to ignore Pearl Jam and grunge, hoping it would go away... a punk in the time of grunge ... so it's great to read your posts and be right there, at the same shows, almost passing you by on the sidewalk on 7th Ave somewhere in time, it all brings me back, maybe it was in seedy Times Square when we went there to get fake ids.. the kind that say "I am a student at" and the Indian guy would type in your name, fake DOB and take your pic, laminate and voila! Instantly 21. Now there's an Olive Garden there. sad.
I think I found Flaming Pablum when I googled "I am the Best Artist" from the 80's SoHo artist Rene and linked to your Vanishing album...I love it. When my uncle got married in '87, his reception party was at Rene's studio/loft in SoHo- I was 13 - and it was amazing to me because I had always seen the I am the best artist all over and then to actually be in his loft, see his crazy art and meet him made quite an impression on me. So, thanks Alex for doing what you do. making connections. Keep it up.

Janna Rosenkranz

Wow, that bring back memories. I'm two years older than you and wow, thanks

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