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1960s & 1970s Counterculture Gallery

SANDY AND MIKE AT HOME

SANDY AND MIKE AT HOME
Berkeley 1967

Sandy and Mike were friends of mine who lived in Berkeley. I knew Sandy from Art School. They both were doing ceramics for a living. Sandy danced topless in North Beach, made pottery and beads that Mike made into sculptures and hangings. They were the archetypal hippie couple of the late 1960's.
Loose Rooster

LOOSE ROOSTER
Oakland 1967

This guy was a fellow art student and excellent guitar player. I photographed him at home for a project I was working on about counter-culture interiors. At the Berkeley Dylan concert, he kept asking me where the Dylan party was being held. Ginsberg told me not to tell anyone the address. Somehow, he found out where the party was and starts hitting up Dylan for a job in the band. Dylan finally told him that the only people in his band are people that don't care (if they are in the band or not).
THE ELLIS FAMILY IN THEIR APARTMENT

THE ELLIS FAMILY IN THEIR APARTMENT
Berkeley 1967

I was photographing families inside their environments to show what is like to live in the Counter-Culture with a child. This family was a band family, the dad was a drummer in the group The Wildflower.
THE WILDFLOWERTHE WILDFLOWER

THE WILDFLOWER
San Francisco 1965-7

Several of the members in this group went to art school with me. We shot promos all over the Bay Area. One of the problems of working in the music scene at the time, was being hired by the manager to photograph a promo, then returning with the prints and finding that now there was a new manager. He would say, "I am not paying because I didn't order any prints."
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