Style- Manhattan 1980

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.

TV Party still, Polaroid by Maripol

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

Talking Heads

Edie Sedgwick photobooth, portrait by Gerard Melanga

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Polaroid by Andy Warhol

Keith Haring

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
Truman Capote, portrait by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, self-portrait
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  • Reply That Gal Kiki February 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    WOW! Amazing photos. I feel like a girl of 32 again.


  • Reply EmilyGustafson February 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    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.

  • Reply Willy February 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    nice. all are amzing shot's, but the last two are my fav's.

  • Reply "Julie" February 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    ugh love these pics, esp. mapplethorpe…amazing

  • Reply M February 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    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.


  • Reply Ellie February 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm


  • Reply The Vegetable Assassin February 1, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    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.

  • Reply cjschlottman February 2, 2010 at 12:01 am

    You Rock! I graduated from HS i 1966, college in 1969. You have drilled right through to my hippy roots! Thanks.

  • Reply TheBigShowAtUD February 2, 2010 at 12:22 am

    everyone needs a skull-on-the-shoulder portrait, i say. i'm not sure i could pull it off as not-creepy.

  • Reply Julie, The Wife February 2, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Love, love, lovin' this. Thanks for the trip.

  • Reply T!nK February 2, 2010 at 5:59 am

    -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!

  • Reply bard February 2, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Great pictures!

  • Reply Colleen February 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Oh, to have been in NYC at the same time as Truman Capote…

  • Reply Austin Eavesdropper February 2, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    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.

  • Reply Eliani February 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    great pics !!!

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