PBS just licensed two of my 1970’s NYC Street Photos for an American Masters doc on the 1977 blackout. Production on the film should be complete within a month and it will be airing sometime in July. Above shot of hookers was taken on the Bowery near CBGB’s. You have to love those boots . . .
Drummer extraordinaire Jojo Mayer. This man can play . . .
This is bluesman Jon Paris, keeper of the flame. Jon’s played with many greats including Les Paul, BB King, John Mayer and Levon Helm. You can catch him every Monday night at BB King’s Lucille’s Bar and Grill in Times Square. My project continues . . .
I shot this on 42nd street between 7th and 8th Ave in the heart of Times Square during the time this area was transitioning from the down and dirty place it was to a cross between Disneyland and Las Vegas. I now call it Las Disney. For a while all of the businesses were shuttered and closed and the whole street was painted in these bright colors. It was very surreal and I haven’t seen too many photos shot here during this time.
Bass and harmonica player Randy Pratt from Cactus, The Lizards and Rickity.
My series continues with guitarist Ricky Byrd, about to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Joan Jett And The Blackhearts. I added a slight tone to this image using Topaz software.
The newest from my New York City Wall Art series. Four of these along with four from my Half=Drag series will be showing at POP International gallery in Soho, NYC this Spring.
Continuing my Musicians 50+ series, this is singer/actress Annie Golden. From The Shirts at CBGB in the 70’s to Hair on Broadway, to films to currently appearing on Orange is the New Black where she just won a SAG award. Next up recently elected to the R ‘n R Hall of fame with Joan Jett, guitar player Ricky Byrd.