“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland)

Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin

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17 February 2012

THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY OF BILL RAY

Bill Ray hung out with the San Berdoo Hells Angels for a lot of 1965.  LIFE magazine ran some of his photographs. Another of DRINKSTER's favourite blogs, The Selvedge Yard, has just tonight reminded me of what some Ol Ladies looked like when I was a kid. Thanks Bill, and thanks TSY.  Click that Selvedge Yard link and cruise!

3 comments:

garv said...

They Moslem girls wit the scarfs whitey?

Anonymous said...

Felice Bros rappin in BG

Guy said...

None of these images were ever published in LIFE magazine, because the editorial director said “I’m not having these smelly bastards in my magazine” when he saw Bill’s shots!

It was a privilege to interview Bill for the feature we did on him and this shoot, especially when I realised that perhaps we were the first people to actually publish these photos from 1965 in the format they were intended for: magazine layouts.