About the Book
" A Downtown State of Mind: NYC 1973 - 1983"
120 pages of black & white photographs of the punk / new wave night life scene in New York City from 1973 to 1983, when men AND women wore skinny ties with white shirts and black motorcycle jackets.
Photos include John Waters, Divine, Cookie Mueller, Lance Loud, Salvadore Dali, Amos Poe, Anya Phillips,
Debra Harry, Richard Hell, Legs McNeil, Cherry Vanilla,Robert Mapplethorpe, and many more.
Forward by Terence Sellers.
Bobby Miller is a performance poet, actor and photographer. He is the author of three books of poetry; "Benestrific Blonde", "Mouth Of Jane" and "Rigmarole" and " Troubleblonde" Poems/short stories/monologues and letters. He has been published in "Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe" ," Verses That Hurt; Pleasure And Pain From The Poemfone Poets" St.Martin’s Press , and “ The Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry” His photography books include "Fabulous! A Photographic Diary Of Studio 54" REDUX, , " A Downtown State of Mind", " Wigstock in black & white" , " PORTRAITS 1973 - 2009 " in three Volumes, " Queer Nation" with figures by he and Basil Twist, " Jackie 60 Nights" , " Forget Them Not: A Celebration Of Those Who've Gone Before" and "Divas, Dudes & Dandie. His first contemporary photographic influences were Christopher Makos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jimmy De Sana and George Hurrell. He studied photography with Lisette Model in 1976 in NYC at The New School of Social Research..