Why did you decide to come NYC and
what were you doing in London before you got here? Once you got here,
what was the city like during that time.What other types of inspiration
were there in the city?
I came to NYC to visit a friend that I had met in art school for Christmas in 1982. She was living in a loft on Franklin Street, right by the Mudd Club. At that time Tribeca was a deserted warehouse area with no shops, except for a 24 hour hot dog place called Dave's on the corner of Canal and Broadway. It was the time of late night clubs like the Mudd Club, Danceteria, Paradise Garage, and the Roxy. I was hanging out with a bunch of artists and musicians that lived downtown and I started to get some assignments for some US magazines.
Before I came to NYC I had spent 6 years working for music magazines in London like The Face, Melody Maker and Sounds shooting the punk, ska, rockabilly,and skinhead scenes. The bands and the fans – I loved the music and the styles.
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