1960s & 1970s Counterculture Gallery
Tony was a friend of mine from art school. I was shooting for Frank Werber who owned Trident Productions. He had managed the Kingston Trio in the past and was now managing some rock and folk groups. We were going to do a book; he was my backer at the time. I was photographing people inside their environments to show what is like to live in the Counter-Culture.
GEBBIE HANGING AT HOME
Shoreham, Long Island 1966
When I returned from Europe, I stayed at a friend's home. Suzanne's younger brothers were very hip and stylish. I photographed them around the house and I like this shot of Gebbie very much. He was not having a nice day. Ironically, when I was photographing the Colorado People in Equador, I learned that they stripe their bodies everyday depending on their mood. By the Colorado standards, he should have been in a great mood.
DOING A NUMBER
Having just returned from Europe, scenes like this always reminded me of the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
I was walking back to CCAC with some fellow art students when we came to a Goodwill box. Next to it was a bathtub. One guy took off his clothes, jumped into the tub and starts using an old brush to wash his back. As I got ready to take his picture, I noticed my other two friends kissing in the phone booth. A spontaneous street theater event right next to the busiest street in Oakland.