Larry Keenan - Beat Generation & Counterculture Photos - Photographs Gallery
early 1960sbeat generation1960s & 1970s counterculturemodern counterculturecity lights booksdead beatscontactbiography

1960s & 1970s Counterculture Gallery

MORNING SHOWER GOLDEN GATE PARK

MORNING SHOWER GOLDEN GATE PARK
San Francisco 1967

I remembered this guy from art school and stopped to talk to him on Hippie Hill. He told me that he took an LSD trip a couple of days before and decided to go natural. He flushed his false teeth and contacts down the toilet. Now he was having trouble seeing and eating. Then, all at once the sprinklers came on and he ran screaming with joy down the hill for his morning shower.

I was on assignment with Nicholas von Hoffman who was writing about Haight-Ashbury for the Washington Post. This photograph appeared on the front page.

Hanging Out On Hippie Hill

HANGING OUT ON HIPPIE HILL
San Francisco 1967

Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park was the place to hang out. The hill was semi-private with a good view, vibes and drugs.
THE PRINCE OF HAIGHT STREET

THE PRINCE OF HAIGHT STREET
San Francisco 1967

The boy walking up the street holding the god's eye was a street orphan. The Haight-Ashbury community dubbed him the 'Prince of Haight Street.' Like a big family, everyone looked out for and took care of him. I did not see him in 1968.
Teenie Boppers

TEENIE BOPPERS
San Francisco 1967

Teenie boppers invaded Haight-Ashbury in droves. The kids in this photograph were locals who boarded the bus to the Haight and then changed into their "hippie" clothes on the way. They are hiding from my camera, thinking this photograph might appear in the local paper and be seen by their parents. They were funny and sad at the same time. At least one of the guitars was a toy.
backnext