It's a rare thing when one is documenting a scene or a certain time in their life but is also a part of that scene..they are not an outsider looking in. They are a part of it all and it is just their every day life.
My friend Ashley Thayer lived at a squat on east 5th st years ago. She worked on it along with helping out at other squats like my home of almost two decades, C-squat. She lived the life and she also went to school and photographed what was happening around her at the time.
Now her book Kill City is about to come out and this Thursday there is a release party for it in brooklyn, along with a show the next night to celebrate its release. It's going to be a squatter reunion of sorts! Many friends will be coming from out of town for this and I cannot wait! They are bringing their kids and staying for the weekend. My next few posts will be documenting the events and promoting Kill City which is a beautiful bound treasure of memories for me and many others who lived in squats in the LES in the 90's.
Here is Ashley today on MSNBC promoting her book...and I will link where you can pre-order it indie-style and avoid Amazon.
Order the Book!: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781576877340