Clayton Patterson Screens Captured Tonight

05/23/2012 § Leave a comment

If you have attended any public gathering in NY’s Lower East Side or in the East Village over the last 25 years – a punk rock gig, a community board meeting, a poetry slam, a Santeria service, the infamous Tompkins Square Park riot in 1988 – chances are you’re somewhere in Clayton Patterson‘s archives.

He is the bearish man with the billy goat beard and the biker fashion sense mingling with – but never blending into – the crowd, observing everything through a still or video camera.

Tonight in the Lower East Side Clayton will be screening Captured, a film and video history of the lower east side.

Here’s one of CP’s famous photographs from the 1980’s. Definitely one of my favorite. Peep the Freddy Krueger posters on the wall and the United Colors Of Benetton sheets.

Freddy was such a pop-icon of the 80’s. I love this photo of him holding up the Vision Aggressor skateboard. What a mash-up, just like Clayton’s photo.

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