I’d been living in London for a couple of years working for London Festival Ballet as their props master and I’d taken up photography to keep me busy while waiting in wings for the next call.
Being a bit restless I moved to New York to pursue my photography and spent some time with Duane Michaels, doing classes with him and other studies.
I was living down in the East Village, in those days a much more edgy place to live than it is now. On this particular day I’d decided to go out for a walk and I’d taken my old Nikon F and loaded it with Ilford Black and White and headed south down toward Houston and SoHo.
I loved New York in the 70’s it was a quite different place than it is now. The local East Village neighbourhood still had many of the characters from the 20’s and 30’s hanging out in the cafe’s and bars.
I came across the slides when I was cleaning out my old house in Sydney and had them scanned.