Age of Adolescence

Sunday, August 22, 2010

(4 girls in white shirts)

Joseph Sterling, Photographs 1959 - 1964

'Time of drives: sexual, emotional and vehicular. Age that sparkles with the promise of what's to come, hides its insecurities under the cover of bravado, and trembles with excitement about the here and now. From 1959 to 1964 (arguably the adolescence of America) Sterling photographed teenagers, mostly in and around Chicago...'

(group of girls looking over shoulders)

(getting tattoo)

(girls smoking)


(heads in towel)

(guys leaning out of car)

(soda fountain)

(black pants on beach)

Photos courtesy of Stephen Daiter Gallery and quote by David Travis.


Shukura Li said...

i actually really like them all

Rita P. said...

I loved the photos and the concept!
I didn't know that photographer but I will definitely search about him :)
Thanks for sharing Gabbi!!


Couture Carrie said...

Faaaabulous photos, darling G!


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I really like them- I think they capture the spirit of teen years!

dEsoRdeN said...

Enormes fotos!! Por cierto, me encantó 'I'm Here'. Preciosa película!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Oh I love these! Just imagine being a teenager in these times...

Sam said...

Amazing!!! :0) I like black pants best!

aizkim said...

thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I love all these B&W photos by the way!

Felix Curds said...

i love these photos! if only i were as cool haha:)

Kitty Stampede said...

So Awesome!! I love the description too.

abril en paris said...

Está la esencia de los años 50-60 en esas miradas y esos peinados !!.:-))
La pareja en la playa cubiertos por la toalla ¡ genial !

Un besito :-))

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...
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Sia Andersson said...

Oh I love that picture of the couple under the towel, so beautiful!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I love these!
Especially those screaming fans...look like me whenever there's a great SALE!

Great week Gabbi dear*

aDeLiNe said...

The two last ones are my fave.

drollgirl said...

@*(&$P!&$P!~~~~ ~&@*@)~)~


these photos are fantastic!!!! how did i not know of this photographer!




Gabbi said...

Drollgirl, you're my art queen, so feeling ecstatic right now! Desorden, que suave que te gusto! Ya llevo como unas tres veces que la veo... :) Sam and Adeline, that last one is my favorite also! Imagine the unbearable heat and the sand in the shoes all at the cost of looking cool. I love. Thank you dear Lenore! hope you had a great one also! *bises* and thank you girls... happy you like them as much as I do! ♡

natalie said...

AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mo said...

Wow these are great. I love the girls screaming and freaking out. Beatles or the Monkeys or something exciting like that must be right beyond there reach!!

Gabbi said...

Mo, my mom said that as a teen they screamed like that at the movie theater when they would go see 'Hard Day's Night'!


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