Film Archive (1970s)

I got serious about photography when I was 11 or 12 in Junior High School, initially photographing with a secondhand Voigtländer Vito C I bought for about $30. By the time I was 13 I had managed to buy my first SLR (a Minolta SRT-101) and photographed my way through the 1970s. This collection of ancient scanned negatives, many of dubious quality, are roughly grouped as follows

  • Street shots of people around Manhattan, including a major snowstorm that hit the city in 1979.
  • Street photography from Central Park in the late ’60s, early ’70s, around the Bethesda Fountain where photographers used to hang out.
  • Street photography from the bus and subways.
  • Some pictures from the Bronx where my first apartment was.
  • Shots of the Brooklyn Bridge from my first day shooting with an SLR in 1970 (note the World Trade Towers in the background).
  • The big anti-Vietnam war protest in Washington DC in 1971.
  • Pictures from my travels around the US (1980?), and Rome, Israel and Athens in 1971-72.
  • Musicians and bands of my friends, playing around NY.
  • Public figures: Muhammad Ali, Mayor Ed Koch, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Cambodian King Sihanouk

(Click any image to see them all enlarged):