New York Nightlife in the 80s
German-born portrait photographer wowe (Wolfgang Wesener) got his start capturing New York’s nightlife in the 80s for Details magazine. His images of this unique and decadent period chronicle the nighttime prowlings of such club denizens as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lisa E, James St. James, Diane Brill and Michael Musto, as well as celebrities on the rise, including Madonna, Brooke Shields, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Jenny Lumet and Matt Dillon.
Alan Behr: Naked at the Ball
When the lawyer and photojournalist Alan Behr shows up for a night out on New York’s Upper East Side, he leaves his media credentials at home but keeps a camera at his side. His personal insider’s vision of the city’s social circuit is collected in his series Naked at the Ball. Through his images, Behr tells us that this is his life and that these are his friends, and he invites us to make of it what we will.