Category Archives: photos

MAUVAIS MECS by Peter Nolan Smith

That year winter had been mild in Paris. Farther to the North snow covered Germany and I was glad to have been detoured from Berlin to Paris by an urgent phone call. Vonelli was in trouble. When I got off the train in Gare Du Nord, no one waiting at the station, which was a […]

Cross Country 1996

In the late summer of 1996 I left Bali for America. My good friend Slim met me at LAX in her Studebaker Lark. On the way to Hollywood the native Californian told me that she had fallen in love with an artist in New York.” “That’s good news, except it’s 3000 miles from here.” “I […]

Life Is Illusion in the Combat Zone

Back in 1969 Jerry Brendt took this photo of two brothers messing around with white girls. This was not Selma, but Boston’s Combat Zone where people could be people. The Caddy is a convertible and the girls love the horseplay. Everything seems perfect. Everything depends on your point of view or disposition. “it’s just a […]

You Bet I Would – The Ritz In Paris

Hotels in Paris are very sexy. Especially with naked models in the lobby. STEVEN MEISEL Kristen McMenamy, Ritz Paris, 1993

Helen Levitt’s PHOTOS FROM THEN

Last summer a friend from the Rockaways was selling a camera collection. Leicas and Hasselblads. They had cost a fortune in the 70s. I offered him $500. He said no and sold them for $600. I should have upped my bid, because nothing is better than real film. Just take a look at these photos […]