Above: View from Lava Butte near Bend, Oregon
Above: Sparks Lake
Oregon’s northern coast
Below: Blue Heron French Cheese Company, Tillamook, Oregon
Below: Adelman’s Peony Farm near Salem, Oregon a.k.a #PeonyNirvana
All photos © Amy V. Cooper All Rights Reserved
I was really sad to find photos of the Roseland Ballroom demolition today. I have so many memories of that venue. I saw my first NYC concert there – Jeff Buckley, I think it was 1995.
The Fiona Apple incident.
I photographed dozens of live shows in the Roseland pit. I will not miss that pit, though. The stage was taller than I, many a crotch were documented…
Marilyn Manson, October 22, 2003
Scott Weiland with Velvet Revolver, May 26, 2004
In 1996 (shortly before I left for New York) I photographed Four Square. These friends, all brothers, made up a melodic-punk/hardcore band in Baton Rouge.
This film was hidden in a box for almost 20 years without being given its due. I’m mesmerized by the detail in the dirt under the fingernails, the guitar string ends, the splintered drumsticks.
Many thanks to the Haddens.
Every Tuesday night I would head down to SoHo to meet Kate. If I was running early I would stop in to Patricia Field for something glittery or violent looking, this was before they moved to the Bowery. We would meet on Thompson and hike up three flights of stairs to her oddly short apartment, Kate no doubt dragging several shopping bags of things she would likely return the next day.
Kate and I would sit in her kitchen and talk about work, whomever we were dating, Gucci bags, and art. We would order salads from Spring Street Natural on a good day, or mac and cheese if it was a bad day, and watch Gossip Girl.
Eventually Kate got engaged, as did Blair and Chuck. It broke my heart and I moved to Texas.
P.S. You can see more from my Girlfriends project here.
The 1990s. Black and floral Betsey Johnson dresses. Innocence completely lost. Perfectly lined cat eyes. Bats, cats, combat boots. Cigarettes. Really cheap wine and perfect lips. I really regret not having taken a million more photos of Melanie but she disappeared soon after I got my first camera.
See more from my Girlfriends project here.