Friday, December 9, 2011

DJ Jonathan Toubin

This morning I was really saddened to hear the news that dj Jonathan Toubin had been very badly hurt in a freak car accident, while sleeping in a hotel room in Portland.  Jonathan is not only one of NYC's best underground dj's, but he also is a very kind soul.  I first met him some years ago, and I really enjoyed the 45's he would spin. He was always very friendly when I would go up to the dj booth and talk music with him.  Many people in that scene would snub me, as I had a greasy pompadour and a 50's look, not the shaggy hair and tight fitting black pants that were de rigueur.  

I was shooting nightclub photos for Paper mag on a regular basis at that time, and always knew that Jonathan would not only have the best music, but the hippest looking rock kids as I started shooting his parties whenever I could. Paper loved the images I would give them, as they were really into the whole 60's-70's rock look that Jonathan's good looking crowd would wear to his events.  I was very happy to see his career as a dj progress in the last few years, throwing fun parties all over the US.

These are some of the images of Jonathan that i dug up in my nightclub archives today.  Jonathan would always ham it up for my camera, even though I could tell as a photographer that he was somewhat uncomfortable in front of the camera.

Jonathan will have to undergo many surgeries. Donations are being made through Paypal using this address:

We know you'll pull through this Jonathan..we need your djing!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


some snaps from the Stalkers show last of my favorite nyc rock bands.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Limit Club

some pics i took this past summer of Arizona based horror punk/pyschobilly band The Limit Club. these young lads are a great band, and were kind enough to give me their CD.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Toilet Boys

i've been photographing the Toilet Boys for the past several years, in and out of the studio.  they're a terrific rock band, and have opened for big bands like Kiss & the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  lead singer Guy Furrow gives everything on stage,  and is always sure to give photographers great shots on stage.  guy knows everybody in the  rock scene, he's best friends with debbie harry, and hangs out with fun rock-types like LA designer Michael Schmidt and Mudhoney owner Michael Matula.  Toilet Boys co-founder Sean Pierce is an incredible guitarist and a really great guy.  i took these pics recently when they opened for Buckcherry at the Williamsburg Music Hall....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Coney Island

some images from my little day at coney island, shooting on assignment.  coney island is so beautiful, especially in the evening.  it's great to preserve things such as this, celebrating the heritage and diversity of nyc...