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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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December 10, 2010

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andrerw riskin

that fuckin sucks , i met my fist rosk star in the original butterflys location his name was RICK JAMES . yes on a saturday night with my parents in tow i took them in and there he was , as of that day i knew i wanted to be living in the village , i thought it was so bad ass as a kid
andy r

Jack

My feelings about “Butterfly’s” is the same as “Love Saves the Day”: In the NYC history of what those stores were, they were far from the best. But they were the last of their kind.

It’s almost quaint to think about stores that only sell “rock” shirts. I remember buying shirts from “Postermat” back in the day. Don’t have any of them anymore, but still have a nice (yet modest) collection of 1” buttons I bought from them.

What is truly more disturbing is how utterly dead that strip is. Said it dozens of times before, but it’s such a black hole of retail compared to what it once was, it’s a ghost town.

Also, those stores on 8th Street had a decent variety of stuff. What I remember most about “Postermat” is how they would have an incredible selection of “practial jokes” from places like Adams Novelty Company mixed in with t-shirts, bongs and other stuff.

Man this is going to be the funniest “old guy” thing I have said in a while, but back in the day those stores sold more than just bongs and pothead gear. They catered to a whole alternative culture.

Bleagh. It inspires me to photograph those buttons. Gotta keep that stuff alive somehow!

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