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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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URLBrenner

I hear you my friend, and I feel your pain. Being that we're both 'grouchy old' Gen-Xers I vividly recall the street as you do. My personal favorites were Postermat, Psychedelic Solution (where I saw an art show by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh on one of my first visits circa 1986-87), and 8th St. Playhouse (where I saw Rocky Horror for the first time AND with the full audience participation). It's Only Rock and Roll was pretty amazing, and Kinway was also a go-to for new shoes. Back there in the Punky/New Wavey/Goth 80s when we were galavanting up and down 8th St., Bohemia in that part of town had been in full effect for at least 30 years or more. With the freak flag so firmly planted, one would've expected it to continue on into future generations. Today that notion seems completely and unfortunately disconnected from our current reality. Looking at that archival footage never gets old...aside from the fact that there are several small businesses and alot of foot traffic, here's another great feature: NO FUCKING CELL PHONES! Imagine that!

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