Dr. Paul Koudounaris shares his thoughts about the new book “Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs,” just in time for Day of the Dead.
Insane asylums (or whatever you call them nowadays) are generally serious, often sad, and historically terrifying places to be. In 1995, New York’s Willard Asylum shuttered its doors, leaving behind a sizable collection of suitcases — all belonging to patients who lived there from the 1910 through the 1960s.
What started as a one-off photo to entertain his family and friends became an opportunity for father Dave Engledow. Wanting to creatively document raising his daughter Alice Bee, Engledow created a picture of himself wearily using her bottle of milk in his coffee. As one fan led to another, Engledow’s creativity grew until he finally(…)
A young photographer coming of age in the San Fernando Valley, Brad Elterman would borrow his parents’ car to drive over the hill into Hollywood, where he captured 1970s rock history in the making.