The Flash, Vol. 1 [unnumbered]
New York: The Flash, ca. 1976. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. Very good with small stain at center left edge of front wrapper. Item #6323
Charles Gatewood (1942-2016), was a photographer who moved in the subcultures of bikers, sex workers, tattooists, 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.
The Flash, lesser known than Gatewood’s photo books, allows his work to be viewed in conversation with the work of his peers, similarly pushing photographic boundaries, and playing with depictions of the bodies of the nonconforming.
This issue includes a quote from Brion Gysin, photography by George Febres and David Broda, and thermographs by Karl Baden.