Sunday, January 20, 2008

Remembering yesteryear at Sophie's

Photographer Ali Smith worked the day shift at Sophie's in the early '90s. During that time, she captured all the regulars who helped make the place what it was. (Sadly, this was before our time, so we never got to meet characters like Jimmy Tokens and Degenerate John who are featured in her photos.) Yesterday, Ali put up four framed photos from her time there. If you're at the bar, take the time to look at -- and appreciate -- her work.


Cary said...

I just came across your blog, thanks for the link to Ali Smith's website (I have been admiring her work on the wall the past few weeks). I have a lot of pictures from Sophie's, where I play pool:

Cheers, Cary

Grieve said...

Thanks for the note, Cary. Excellent photos of the pool gang at Sophie's. You should talk to the folks there about getting these on the wall!