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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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September 21, 2018

Comments

NoOriginalArt

I dislike 'Describe ___ in X number of words' games, but what the hell, I'll bite. I honestly love/hate this city, especially after having endured forced exile in so many different areas of the country. (Try living through a subzero winter in Minneapolis; imagine watching The Replacements perform drunk at a dive bar near the University of Minnesota, surrounded by guys in smelly Army surplus parkas dancing in Sorel boots.)

Anyway:

The Cloisters
Astoria (I'm assuming we're not limiting ourselves to Manhattan)
Brooklyn Bridge
Pearl River
Brownie's Cafe
The Strand
Irving Plaza
Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson
The Velvet Underground
Patti Smith
John Ashbery

I forgot to throw in Central Park but that seems too obvious. Also a shoutout to PS85Q aka Judge Charles J. Vallone School.


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