Category Archives: photos

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 […]

Damnation is Fruitless

The Bible thumpers are the minority. If only they would go back to being silent. To paraphrase the Borg Queen in Star Trek, “Damnation is Fruitless.”

Beware of Girl Scouts

And I thought altar boys were bad.

MAUVAIS MECS by Peter Nolan Smith

That year winter had been mild in Paris. Farther to the North there was snow 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 […]