Robert Mapplethorpe: look at the women

It wasn’t a leatherman, a naked man, or a man in a polyester suit that was the subject Robert Mapplethorpe’s first photograph — it was his oldest sister Nancy posing elegantly outside the family home in Floral Park, New York. Many more women would sit for Mapplethorpe — a subject that would not be his most infamous but arguablyContinue reading “Robert Mapplethorpe: look at the women”

The New York Experiment

Just after 9am on the morning of the 2012 Aussie Rules AFL Grand Final Day, I flew to New York. Not only was it the first time in my life I would completely miss any of the hyped atmosphere of that day (I’d even gotten up at 4am to head to London pubs to watchContinue reading “The New York Experiment”