New York and Woodstock: The Flash, 1976-1979. Sizes vary slightly, all at or under 11 ¼ x 16 in. folio. Unpaginated. Each issue in very good condition, minor edgewear. Issues include Vol. 1 no. 1 [not numbered] , Vol. 1 no. 4 [not numbered], Vol. 1 Issue 5, Vol. 2 no. 1. and Vol. 2 no. 2. Item #4827
Five issues of underground photographer and artist Charles Gatewood’s irregularly published photography paper. Issues feature work by the Lower East Side counterculture crowd Gatewood associated with, including George W. Gardner, Elaine Mayes, Ramon Muxter, Marcia Resnick, Toby Old, tattooist Spider Webb, author Marco Vassi, and more.
Charles Gatewood (1942-2016), was a boundary-pushing photographer who turned his lens to the subcultures of bikers, sex workers, tattooers and body piercers, and fetishists; among others. Gatewood got his start by working as a photographer for newspapers and music magazines after earning a degree in anthropology. His big break coming from a photograph he took of Bob Dylan getting syndicated to publications around the world. His photography books have become legendary for documenting extreme situations and people, his books Sidetripping and Forbidden Photographs are legendary among the countercultures they document. The Flash, while lesser known than his photo books and photo series, allows Gatewood’s work to be in conversation with the work of his peers, similarly pushing photographic boundaries.