A Visual Time Capsule of New York in the ‘80s, in All Its Seedy Glory
They’re the kind of scenes you can live in today’s New York without coming across very often. Though Savulich, who has worked for the New York DailyNews for the last 22 years, situates his work in the lineage of German portrait photographer August Sander, a keen observer of the stratifying effects of class and culture, he describes his craft as essentially “compulsive, repetitive… obsessive.” In his freelance days, editors would often crop that sensibility out of his pictures, but The City lays it bare.
Man singing Stevie Wonder songs for spare change.
Men confused about spelling of new movie.
Tourists passing man playing sax and woman on drugs.
Times Square - Pedestrians encounter artist.
Woman touching movie star.
Police prevent woman from jumping off Grand Central Station.