Lower East Side in the 1980s

Posted on: September 15th, 2010 at 6:26 am by

In the latest issue of Sensitive Skin Magazine, the editors have culled a number of stunning neighborhood photographs from the 1980s. Each of the images was shot by photographer Ted Barron.

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The collection is prefaced by a small passage penned by Drew Hubner of East of Bowery. Here is an excerpt:

A thief of the imagination, TB takes the photographs that we have in our heads. He came to NYC from St. Louis, a teenage East Village Tom Sawyer with a movie already lived that he made up in his head and began capturing his adopted city in timeless black and white. Lately he’s hit the road, traveling from Tuscaloosa to the Tetons and back with a song and a heart that aches for the lost stories of the continent as his guide.

Girl with dog outside Cohen’s Optical, 1987:

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Delancey Looking West, 1985 (SPURA lots):

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Delancey Boombox, 1988:

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More pictures can be found here.

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