Often Tom and I will have discussions that start with something like, "if you could go back and live in any time and place, where would it be?" My answer usually revolves around wearing flapper dresses and dancing the Charleston in speakeasies or hanging out in the Bowery and watching Television and Blondie play CBGB's. James Jowers' photography makes me want to slip a little further into NYC's past. It's the world outside of Don Draper's office window; NYC in the mid-60s, full of hippies and beatniks and possibility. Through Jowers lens it seems like a place where all the rules were off, for better or for worse.
All photos by James Jowers from the George Eastman House collection.