An Intimate Look At New York City’s Punk Scene In The 1970s
Legendary photographer David Godlis, commonly known as GODLIS, captured iconic shots of the punk scene at its height in New York City in the late 1970s.
Before becoming a punk photographer, Godlis drew influence from Brassaï’s The Secret Paris of the 30’s, an evocative photo memoir that reveals a forbidden Paris — opium dens, brothels, prostitutes — and instantly wanted to reproduce this book with music history in the ’70s.
“I looked at [Brassai’s book] every morning over coffee at Burger King in Times Square before going to work at a photo studio nearby,” he writes in his latest photobook, History Is Made At Night. “But sitting at the CBGB bar that night, I suddenly had the epiphany that may be I could be shooting at CBGB like Brassaï shot Paris.”
Godlis’ new book showcases his famous photos of the punk rock scene – both in and outside of the renowned CBGB club, offering a glimpse into one of the most instrumental periods in music history.
View more images at TIME.
The Unbelievable Transformations Of The World’s Most Famous Skylines
To merely hear that, say, New York City now has a radically different skyline than it did 100 years ago likely isn’t surprising at all. But to actually see that transformation with before and after photos is something else altogether.
While the New York City skyline has indeed changed tremendously over the last century, it is but one of the many major cities around the world whose development over time will truly astound you.
See more photos at Vintage Everyday.
National Geographic’s Nature Photographer Of The Year Contenders
National Geographic’s search for the 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year has officially begun. And the editors at The Atlantic have picked their favorite selections from the entries so far — everything from storms, to wild animals, to ocean waves.
See all the top picks at The Atlantic.