I started getting my picture taken back in college days, by my friend and dormmate Julia Gorton. I hadn’t done anything much with my life except for going to art school and knowing how to put on eyeliner and thrift shop clothes and loving music, but I figured in Julia’s photos somehow. I got excited when I heard about Thurston Moore and Byron Coley’s No Wave book that came out a few weeks ago. I heard there was one of Julia’s photos of my brother Michael and I in there and I couldn’t wait to see it. This was taken before I started posing as part of the job. Like most everything else at the time, it was all just for the sheer novelty and excitement of doing something, even if that doing something was just sitting around trying to look bored.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the actual book. Looking at a few of the photos online was kind of a shock – at the time I was so intimidated by the whole scene, and now I just marvel at how cute and fresh-faced everyone was, while acting tough. Young & odd. I like how we fit in, a little.