Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The photography of Steven Hirsch

When we last checked in with Steven Hirsch, the East Village-based photographer was busy posting photos and essays for his Tompkins Square Park-based Crustypunks site.

These days, Hirsch has been uploading more shots on his photoblog.

Here are a few of them, from the East Village and locations around the city...








He is currently teaching at Pratt Institute. You can find more of his photos here.

[Reposted with permission]

11 comments:

Froggy said...

It's great that someone who's worked with the likes of Bruce Guilden, Paul McDonough, and Louis Lanzano for over 30 years is still producing such relevant work.

Anonymous said...

She peed all over her coat?

And I love the photos Steven!

Anonymous said...

"photographer"

Anonymous said...

Good to see that Mr. Hirsch is providing a venue for the venerated crusties to spew explicitly racist diatribes (plenty of racial slurs in those snippets) and moronic theories on how getting high/drunk all day long is morally superior to working for the "man". The supreme irony is that, at least in the East Village, they consistently beg for change from people they view as wage-slaves. He's a good photographer, but the platform is totally misguided.

Marty Wombacher said...

Wonderful photography! I love the hands photo the best. I'll check out the others, thanks for the link!

Roger_Paw said...

I don't care how they live. What ticks me off is they're dragging dogs into the picture and not offering them a full and happy life. Those pups should be rescued and given to a good home but that's just a dream, I know.

Anonymous said...

You call that "wonderful photography"?
Give me a break. People like you are the ones that encourage all these people with cameras to think they're a photographer just because they take pictures.

Bayou said...

His EV photos is good, but not nearly as organic as Bob Arihood's, whose work are always beautiful and terrible, sweeping and small all at the same time.

ShutUpHooker said...

Um.. No.
Art work may be subjective, but some animal pissing like dog is not art... The last two look like stock photography crap.

Marty Wombacher said...

@Anonymous 2:12am: I'm assuming you're talking to me, since I used the words "wonderful photography." You're right, I encourage everyone to go out and do their own thing. You may not like it, but to quote Paul Simon: "One man's ceiling is another man's floor." Hey, at least I'm not quoting Garfunkel!

Jill said...

I love these photos. Of course art is always subjective but the comments here seem really narrow minded. It sounds as though they would prefer to look at art that reflects right back onto themselves and their own pretty lives rather than a glimpse into others, which is what I find the most rewarding about these photos.

If I wanted to see what I've already seen, then why bother looking. All art doesn't have to be a suprise, but certainly some of it has to be.