Just Kids.

Let's just say I've recently read "Just Kids" by Patti Smith about her adventures in NYC with Robert Mapplethorpe. And let's also say that it was fucking amazing. So amazing that I felt inspired to dig around for photos from Mr. Mapplethorpe himself.

If you haven't read the book, you should. And if you haven't seen these photos, you are about to. However, keeping in mind that his photos on a fucking blog is kinda shameful. If you ever get a chance to see them in person, especially the X Portfolio (probably won't be able to, as you can see by the content of it, i.e. the fisting shot), you should.


  1. I love these photos, but the scorpion terrifies me. That dude in the suit looks like my man (where it counts, anyhow).

  2. That is some kind of awesome photography there. The third one looks familiar, like the cover of Night Work by the Scissor Sisters...

  3. Ah, you're right! We're not big Sisters fans over here, but after a quick Google, there she is. And yeah, Mapplethorpe really broke ground. Amazing work.