Archive for May, 2011

Bad Meaning Good, 1987

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Tim Westwood’s Hip Hop culture documentary from 1987. It features rare interviews with some UK rap artists who are pretty much forgotten now, such as MC Crazy Noddy (of Sindecut), Cookie Crew, London Posse, Wee Papa Girl Rappers and many more. There is also an appearance from a young Trevor Nelson and well known US rappers Run DMC.

African Chic

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The Face – 1982 / No. 24


Saturday, May 21st, 2011

All photographs found in THE PTOLEMAIC RECEPTION flickr pool

Stripper Polaroids

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

I don’t condone stripping in any way, but these polaroids are kind of awesome. I promise to post something not from the 70s soon.

These came from a collection of over 400 Polaroid photos of strippers trying out for dancing jobs at a So. Cal club. They were taken from the late 1960′s thru the early 1970′s.

I decided to create a new Flickr account to share this collection with other photographers. They document fashion, interior decor, and a time when bodies were for the most part, natural. The Polaroid film makes for an even more nostalgic feel.

The main interest I have with these photos is the esthetics of an era, not just as titillation. As an artist and photographer I find these women beautiful, daring and sometimes desperate. Each woman here has a story, and each one deserves our respect.

Polaroids of Strippers from stripper_polaroids


Friday, May 6th, 2011

The Seventies : The Decade That Taste Forgot from THE FACE No. 94 February 1988

Bruce Davidson’s Subway

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

1980, USA

Bruce Davidson has an exhibition on in London at the moment, I don’t know if this series is in it but you should probably go nonetheless.

See Chris Beetles Fine Photographs Gallery for more information.

There is also a photo book by Bruce Davidson titled Subway, but I can’t afford it.

Hair Styles of the 70s

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Had a look in some of those hair magazines you get in the supermarket the other day, absolute rubbish. Wish they were more like this…

More Flora

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

A Diamond in the Roughage Tati Cotliar shot by Richard Burbridge with Robbie Spencer & Gary Card for T Magazine, Summer 2011

Images taken from Gary Card’s blog.

Tyler’s Shirts

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Tyler, the Creator has good shirts. More animal prints and Hawaiian shirts on boys please.

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