David Godlis, (better known as GODLIS), made his mark documenting punk rock legends as the unofficial- official photographer of CBGB during the 1970s. Patti Smith, The Ramones, Richard Hell, The Sex Pistols, Blondie and The Talking Heads – just to name a few – all ended up in front of his curious lens. Countless performers actualized within the very small sweaty venue and Godlis was there to immortalize those fleeting moments with grainy black and white snaps of punk rock’s playground at night. But during the day, Godlis was elsewhere; trolling the streets of New York City while snapping pictures of its outsize dwellers – both eccentric and mundane – as the city backdrop evolved from grit to glamour during the 1970s and 80s. Two old ladies dressed in Sunday’s-best pass a lurid x-rated movie poster, a polyester- suit- wearing gigolo advertises his services in the park, there are midnight diner patrons, commuters, business men getting their shoes shined, bored shopkeepers, wise guys, nuns, stoop dwellers, hot dog stands and, inexplicably, a man wearing a balaclava through Times Square. Now the celebrated photographer is set to release a trove of these images in a forthcoming book titled, Godlis Streets. It features… Read full this story
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