1. Oskar Bandit photographed by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  2. Oskar Bandit photo-set by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  3. Lauren Valentine & Oskar Bandit photographed by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  4. Lauren Valentine photographed by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  5. Oskar Bandit photo-set by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  6. Oskar Bandit photo-set by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  7. Oskar Bandit & Lauren Valentine DJ-set by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  8. Oskar Bandit photo-set by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  9. Scooter LaForge for Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc. photographed by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  10. Taylor Miranda & Erin Elizabeth wears vintage minks over Scooter LaForge t-shirts. Styling & photographs by Walt Cessna FL 13

    I’m kinda glad that infamous Downtown wunder-kind, Walter Cessna is Tumblring aplenty . He used to publish a zine dubbed “STOP”, and as a kid sneaking into Manhattan in the afternoons to comb the East Village for subversive material, STOP sure filled the bill. Walter was extremely lucky in that New York way, to have been a friend in his teens with legendary make-up artist, Way Bandy who introduced him to Stephen Sprouse, who Walter then modeled for. In addition to his club kid grenades flung at Seventh Avenue, Walter also toiled as a designer and stylist , having styled Nine Inch Nails’ Downward Spiral Tour.

    Cessna is a de facto keeper of the flame of that 80’s-90’s continuum having written for the original Details magazine when it was published by Annie Flanders and boasted covers by a hot young lens don named Bruce Weber. I won’t presume to say Cessna’s seen it all (Stephen Saban, The East Village Eye, Micheal Alig, et al) but this man can testify to some pretty deep layers of NYC sub-culture. The Walter Cessna Tumblr is full of that messy, gritty, grimy and sticky frisson that has always been a part of the New York Street beat. It’s nice to see that he never homogenized.-




  11. Thank you whoever you are, The Imagist ;) xx

  12. Oskar Bandit photographed by Walt Cessna NYC 14

  13. Hey fierce people- If you knew how much I hate posting this link basically begging for $ you’d be wondering WTF I’m doing it for. That’s simple. While everyone becomes further and deeper entrenched within social media, the printed tome, be it literary or visual is slowly becoming extinct. I’m trying to put out a magazine, really a book, that you can hold in your hands, turn the pages and treasure for years to come. VACZINE is in the design stage and set to launch on May 1st. In order to keep VACZINE free of censorship or corporate control I’m launching an indiegogo campaign to help offset our printing costs. I would be most grateful if you could re-post this link and help me spread the word. I haven’t published a magazine since CSNA in 2003 and that one got me sued by Louis Vuitton. Just think of the possibilities VACZINE could start up;)
    We’re still far from our goal but someone very correct paid $500 for the special hardcover deluxe edition #1 / of 10. Since the actual selling cost is $250, I’d say it’s the first good sign that VACZINE has a future. If you would like to pre-order one of the remaining deluxe editions you can contact me on Fbook or at vaczineartjournal@gmail.com. If you would care to contribute towards our fundraising campaign click the link below for more info. There are several cool perks available as well as the smug satisfaction of helping to keep indie publishing alive. Please help me make this dream into a reality & thank you for keeping it correct XXWC

    Needlepoint embroidery by Maria Pineres for VACZINE

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    Walt Cessna photo-set by Jeff Silverman NYC 10

  15. Glenn Fitzgerald photographed by Walt Cessna NYC 93