Saturday, February 28, 2009

Common Goods: Hot Child In The City

James Jowers was a night porter at St. Luke's hospital who used his daytime hours to capture the scenes of New York's city streets with a camera. His subjects were the City's denizens, mostly gorgeous women captured in black and white. His photos froze the palpable edge of 1960s youth who lived in (and created) the time's whirlwind of social change, in the city where a lot of it began.

I love the graphic quality of these photos. I love that the black and white makes them look timeless, but that the clothing and makeup maintain the identity of the era. I love New York, now and then.

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