Night and Day

23.05.2012 | Art , Blog , Fashion | BY:

New York of the late Seventies to the early Eighties has taken on a mythic quality. The parties were wild and the people wore their individuality with a bohemian innocence, before the fat cats took over Downtown and cool became a commodity.

For his new book Night & Day, photographer David Armstrong revisits the scenes of his youth, bringing together a selection of iconic Kodachrome pictures from his archive featuring characters of the scene such as Rene Ricard, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jean-Michel Basquait, John Waters and on.

An alumnus of the Boston School, Armstrong grew up artistically alongside Nan Goldin with whom he shared a love of intimate snapshots in saturated colour. While decades on his work now graces publications such as L’Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme+, GQ and Self Service, Night and Day holds the passed youth of a cultural generation.

Night and Day is available from morelbooks.com
davidarmstrongphotographs.com

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Mom & Dad

07.11.2011 | Art , Blog | BY:

Terry Richardson’s images are conventionally imbued with a heavy dollop of sex and fun so it is refreshing to see him turn his lens to a more sober topic: that of his parents’ divorce. “My parents split up when I was four. It feels good for me to have them back together again, even if it’s in a gallery and only for a little while. It’s something I’m doing for me and in a way, for them.” -Terry Richardson, 2011

Having launched his two-volume publication MOM DAD at cult Paris store Colette, this month sees the accompanying exhibition head to New York’s Half Gallery.

His father Bob Richardson was a renowned fashion photographer while his mother Annie, currently living in Ojai, California, is a former Copacabana dancer and stylist. Their early divorce is irrelevant in Richardson’s NYC exhibition: hung side by side their portraits, as well as written works relating to his parents, see them reunited. Moving yet funny, in bringing his mom and dad back together Richardson attempts to reconcile not only his parents’ marriage, but his own origins and understanding of self.

Published by Morel Books

From 11th November until 4th December 2011 at Half Gallery, 208 Forsyth Street, New York.

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