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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 24, 2018



Struck by a few things:
-the hair....length alone was enough to get you unwanted attention from construction workers and cops alike.
-no shoes....passing by a construction site, or entering a retail shop...."Hey lady....whaddyathink, 'dis is Venice Beach or somethin'....gedouttaheah....and GET A JOB!"
(also find it hilarious that she's LIMPING across the cross-walk in her final appearance in the vid = purrrrfect! :>)
-I think it was Van Ronk that called these kids "tunnel and bridge chumps" the older "more serious" folkies, and others, these folks were besmirching the Village codes on many levels.
-part of that thinking came from the way the younger crowd consumed drugs. The older crowd felt they were getting high for more lofty goals than the weekend warriors who were in it to just get "fucked-up".
-I miss cherry tops.....WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
Great vid....thanks!


Thanks for posting. I'm always on the lookout for stuff like this, and this clip you located is an AMAZING find. I've lived in the E. Village for 25 years. In fact I live right around the corner from where a lot of this was shot. What's really interesting about this footage is that locations of places like the Digger Free Store are still there, but with the facade the building has now you would never know it. I wish time machines existed because I would pay good money to go back to that period and have a chance to hang at the Electric Circus or the Fillmore East.


Wonderful footage ! Thanks for sharing !

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