An Outsider Artist's Early Photos Show the Un-Glamorous Side of Drag
Time-travel back to the early days of the outsider art with photographer Clayton Patterson.
Clayton Patterson Photographed the Best of the Lower East Side
Be it street gangs, drag queens, or GG Allin, if it happened on the LES there's a good chance Clayton Patterson was there, doing whatever he had to do to get the shot.
Help Mosaic Man Finish His Mosaic Trail
For this week's Mahal, the Lower East Side's Clayton Patterson introduced me to Jim Power, the legendary Mosaic Man. Over the last 25 years, he has been creating the Mosaic Trail, a series of tile-encrusted lamp posts highlighting the people and places...
Simon J. Heath Talks About His New Movie 'Ten Men Talk New York'
This week, Lower East Side legend Clayton Patterson invited me to the screening of Simon J. Heath's new film, Ten Men Talk New York. A tale about what New York means to ten of its natives, the film doesn't fall short of its title. I caught up...
'Everybody Street' - An Exclusive Outtake from the New Documentary
A new documentary, Everybody Street, details the wide spectrum of street photographers, the overarching mores of the genre, and the personal lives of the individual photographers. We snagged this exclusive outtake from the film, featuring Boogie.
Wildstyle with Clayton Patterson
For this week's Mahal, I got to experience the Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe, a traveling carnival of odd and extreme tattooing, circus culture, and avant-garde body art, through the lens of Clayton Patterson. Over the last few decades, Clayton has been...
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 and Taji Ameen
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.