Saturday, March 31, 2007

DOCUMENTIA- X THE 1980'S

A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY STEPHEN R. MINGLE/GONZO®

"DOCUMENTIA"- " allowing a perspective to be put on the physical, social, cultural, and historical act of Documenting, while combining it with emotional and sensory states of Dementia." ~ Stephen Roy Mingle/Gonzo®

The 1980's was like having your computer crash over and over again.................................


"Nude Wedding Procession," invited and uninvited guests............................1986

I started high School in 1980: Manhattan High School -as in ( the Manhattan Project). Nothing to Do with nuclear explosions, except my father was a professor of nuclear engineering . It wasn't on Manhattan Island N.Y. either, it was Dorothy's country , the land of "OZ". Kansas-(Ahh-Kansas!). Oz, the Mystical magical place were your dreams become real."There, there,"" Don't be alarmed child, it's only a dream, caused by a rather large tornado that slammed into your skull."
-Read the whole introduction under previous posts. (March 30, 2005)...
READ the Whole Introduction HERE

............................................... The Photographs .......................................


" Ronald Reagan".......................................................................................1987


" the Residents".............................................................................................1985


"Hunter S. Thompson".............................................................................1987


" Dead Kennedys"............................................................................................1984


" Christian Mud-slingers"..............................................................................1983


"Waiting on the President"..................................................................................1987


"Frustrated Farmer".....................................................................................1984


"Rick Okasic" of the Cars............................1984


"the Native Americans"................................................................................1985


"Duane Michales"..............................................................................................1986


"Two Dudes on the Beach".............................................................................1985


"WarHead"....................................................................................................1988


" Kurt Vonnegut" backstage ..........................................................................1986


" Dan & Cathy"@ the Hippy-club.................1986


" Bubbles and the O.D.'s"....................................................................................1984


" Mannequins in the Park"..................................................................................1983


" Kansas Landscape," a whole bunch of bull,.................................................. 1983


" Ferryboat face-off'......................................................................................... 1986


" Angus Young" of AC/DC.................................1983


" Globetrotters with Lynette Woodward'...................................................1987


"Goalpost Incident'...........................................................................................1986


" Gary Hart " the comeback.............................................................................1988


" Halloweenie," Brother's Tavern-non disco..................................................1984


" Sara Kitchens" behind Sunset Cemetery...................................................1985


" Alex Rappaport" - the hustler.....................1985


"Hardcore @ the Opera House".........................................................................1984


"Larry (Bud) Melmon"..........................................................................................1985


'Bob Dole'.........................................................1988


" Timothy Leary"...........................................................................................1987


"Cemetery, Christmas eve day"................................................................1984


" Alley-cats".....................................................1983


" Cheerleaders and mopeds".....................................................................1986


"Choppers debarkation"..............................................................................1988


" Chrissy Hynde," the Pretenders...................1985


" the Circle Jerks"........................................................................................1986


"Clown with wheelbarrow full of shit".........................................................1984


" Eddie Van Halen," spit fangs..........................1984


" Cowboy Jim Shoulders".........................................................................1985


" Flaming Lips"................................................1987


"Inappropriate footware"..................................1984


" Agony of the feet"...............................................................................1986


" Big Red One"........................................................................................1987


"Dormitory incident"............................................................................1986


"Bob Mould" with Husker DU..............................................................1987


"Billy Idol"@ Red Rocks.....................................1983


" Barnstorming "over the flint hills.................1988


" Voodoo Doctor" @ Hippy-Club........................................................1985


"Dirty Laundry "....................................................................................1984


"Sting" with the Police........................................................................1983


" Ted Kennedy"........................................................................................1984


"Tom Wolfe's encore".............................................................................1987


" Hashinger Hall"......................................................................................1985


"Nikki Six" of Motley Crue........................................1984


" New Years, Boulder"...............................................................................1985


" Hippy- Club, smokes".............................................................................1985


" Free AC, Dallas smokes".............................................................................1989


"Kansas City (Ned) Creole"...............................................1987


" Keystone firefighters"..............................................................................1984


" KS Hill," overlooking Manhattan............................................................1984


"On the Water" San Fransisco...................................................................1985


"Jeff Listerman", masked..............................................................................1986


"Barbarian snack attack"..................................................................................1984


" Shopping Mall" rifle.......................................................................................1987


"Post game interview".................................................1985


"George McGovern" ....................................................................................1986


" Moving Van Goghs" ...........................................................................................1988


" Self portrait." San Francisco ...........................................................................1985


"Field House," mascot rivalry ...........................................................................1985


Nude Wedding..........................................................1986


"Generations"....................................................................................................1987


" the Scorpions"...................................................1984


Chris Feely, and the bullhorn..........................................................................1987


Track and Field....................................................1985


Trick-o-treat.........................................................1988


EXENE of X........................................................1985


ZZ Top....................................................................1984


On the road to the airport...............................................................................1989

Thanks you for your time, and consideration, I trust you found it rewarding.
Please recommend and or link this site to any and all interested parties. Thank you -Mingle/Gonzo®
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22 Comments:

Blogger Canon Fodder said...

Well I liked your photographs. I was fourteen at the beginning of that godforsaken decade, and it took until the middle of the nineties to recover. One icon you missed, being American, was one Margaret Thatcher. A woman who was quite insane. The feel and tone of you images do, despite your American perspective, hit home a number of times. Thank you for sharing.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Zuowen said...

Believe me, yours is one of the best photo blogs I have ever seen.

Keep it that way.

11:12 AM  
Blogger AA said...

I absolutely love your photos of Kansas. (I live in Wichita.)
You have great knack for perfect comp. The one at the track with the leg on the left is phenomenal.

Truly great shots.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous snorka said...

Loved the "trip" back in time, especially the composition of the "Track and Field" photo! If I'm not mistaken, the "Police" photo looks like Stewart Copeland, not Sting.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Shoggoff said...

Beautiful work. Your composition appeals to me, even when the subject wouldn't seem to be of interest. A very helpful skill for a photographer.

9:25 AM  
Blogger pterminal said...

The pic "Inappropriate Footwear", i knew that sculpture looked familiar. It's the metal sculpture outside the rocket science building at KU yes? I lived in Hash Hall and used to walk over to the same structure, climb it, and smoke cigarettes. Thanks for the burst of nostalgia. I grew up in the area and always appreciate someone with an eye for open spaces photography.

-kre

10:09 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Really interesting and beautiful photos! What a time and place. I'll be visiting again! So far my favorite pic is the shopping mall gun rack! Reminds me of my childhood!

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Yahoo! I love your photo's...I link them up for people all the time.

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It just occured to me that I should leave a note when I stop by.

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Anonymous Aurelien a.k.a Bilouk said...

you make a very good work ...i want to say you thanks because i love this period ...i'm a teenager so i don't live the 80's .....you're also a very good photographer and i fall in love of your photos.
excuse me for my english i'm just a 16 years old french boy ....keep in that way ....it's very good

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Anonymous Andre Vospette said...

I came here for the Bob Mould picture, and was surprised to see the picture of "Bubbles" and the Orange Doe-nuts (the ODs).

I forget that girl's real name, but I remember that I once bought her a Nachos Bel Grande after a Henry Rollins show.

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Anonymous sheishun said...

Tremendously great work!! In your photo " Bubbles and the O.D.'s" (1984) The blond girl in the foreground is my friend, Kerry. That was my scene (KCMO underground) from '83-87, did you ever hang at the OD's ranch, or the Slab's manor back then? I would love to see more of your work, do you have an online portfolio or gallery rep? All the best!

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