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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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July 12, 2016


David George

This is worse in a lot of ways than what Bloomies did a few years ago. I can't tell from the picture above whether they're selling shirts that 'look' old...that's something that really makes my blood boil. I have a few dozen so-called "vintage" shirts (most too fragile to wear) such as my cherished "Give 'Em Enough Rope" shirt and when I see fake washed-out shirts it really pisses me off. It's similar to what the musical instrument industry has done over the past several years: selling "relic" guitars that are scraped up and sanded to "look" like they are worn because you've practiced your ass off for years.


Somewhere in the last 20-25 years the affluent have become interested in and have appropriated physical space and trends that at one time were exclusively middle class or underground. Some sort of search for identity if you ask me. A lot of these things that had depth and meaning to a certain segment of culture are now just items in a whirlpool of consumerism. 'Cool' is just another thing for sale.

By the much are those t-shirts. I gonna take a wild guess and say above $25.


Ha! Are you gonna grab one for the wife or daughter? Yeah- didn't think so.

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