clayton patterson

  • Hanging with John Joseph of the Cro-Mags

    John has lived many lives, overcoming every possible hardship known to mankind. The experience has transformed him into a super-natural being. Nowadays, when he is not raging the stage with the Cro-Mags, he spends his mornings feeding the homeless in...

  • RIP Taylor Mead

    The Lower East Side lost yet another piece of its diminishing history on Wednesday, when Taylor Mead, an actor, poet, and staple of the LES, passed away. Not long ago I was in Taylor's apartment, discussing the changes to the LES with both Taylor and...

  • Clayton Patterson's Music Week

    For this week's Mahal, I got to talk music with legendary Lower East Side photographer, Clayton Patterson. Over the decades, he has documented just about every memorable show in Lower East Side and today is still getting out there and seeing relevant...

  • Clayton Patterson and the History of Tattooing in NYC

    For this week's Mahal, I met up with Clayton Patterson to discuss the history of tattooing in New York City. He has been photographing the tattoo scene both in New York City and around the world for over three decades and just recently hosted the book...

  • Taji's Mahal – Talking with Clayton Patterson About the Lower East Side

    For this week's Mahal, I headed over to St. Mark's Bookshop, for the release of Clayton Patterson's new book, 'Jews: A People's History of the Lower East Side.' I got to catch up with the man himself to learn a bit about the historical culture of LES.

  • Taji’s Mahal - The Life of an Outdoor Artist

    For this week's Mahal, we met back up with outdoor artist Anthony Dominguez to see how he lives and practices his art. We started at the 42nd Street Library, where Anthony spends most of his days creating his work, unwelcomed, but tolerated.