As a kid growing up in Upstate New York, there was only one place to go after high school.
New York City.
No other place mattered.
And only one time period ever existed really.
Deborah Harry and Glenn O’Brien, maybe on the set of “TV Party”?
Deborah Harry, Polaroid by Maripol
Bettie Ringma (98Bowery project), Nancy Spungen, and Sable Starr at CBGBs
Bettie Ringma and David Byrne at CBGB’s
Edie Sedgwick photobooth, portrait by Gerard Melanga
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Polaroid by Andy Warhol
Klaus Nomi, Christopher Parker, and Jim Jarmusch, photo by David Godlis
Richard Hell at CBGB’s, photo by David Godlis
Richard Avedon, self-portrait
Michael Auder and Viva Superstar, photographed by Richard Avedon
WOW! Amazing photos. I feel like a girl of 32 again.
I love polaroids. There's something so "in the moment" about the way the colors developed. Sort of washed out, sort of not. Can't be replicated!
I also get sucked into looking at pics of people from the 60-late 70's in NYC/LA. So fascinating.
nice. all are amzing shot's, but the last two are my fav's.
ugh love these pics, esp. mapplethorpe…amazing
Wow. Love ALLLLL these.
My photog friend is actually planning on re-creating a series of photographs just like these, including but not limited to that amazing photo of Patti and Robert.
My God, Debbie Harry was so beautiful. I saw her about 3 years ago at some charity event and she was still beautiful. And about 60. Woman's gorgeous.
You Rock! I graduated from HS i 1966, college in 1969. You have drilled right through to my hippy roots! Thanks.
everyone needs a skull-on-the-shoulder portrait, i say. i'm not sure i could pull it off as not-creepy.
Love, love, lovin' this. Thanks for the trip.
-umm. so, basically this is amazeballs. I was in NYC today for the NO H8 Photo Shoot. there's no place like it.
-Masala Chica's song on her blog which i have repeating over and over again was like the perfect backdrop for this little collage.
-i wish i grew up with you as your gay bff. we totally would have been Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe in that picture. i still loves that pic!
Oh, to have been in NYC at the same time as Truman Capote…
Lauren, idea. Can you please take me back in time a few decades, and we can run around as naive kids in NYC together? Kthnx!
Seriously though. Loved this post.
great pics !!!