Archival work includes assessing the collection, creating a roadmap for what to do with it, restoration, conservation, digitizing, and organizing the collection for future ease. Available for all, or just part, of the process!
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Jumpin’ Jack Flash, also known as JJ Flash, was one of the most notable purveyors of London-style glam rock fashion in 1970s New York City. Visited and shopped by some of music’s most treasured luminaries (Mick Jagger, Bootsy Collins, & the New York Dolls, to name a few), music history was made inside their 59th St. walls.
This project was a considerable undertaking, as many of the photographs and clothing items had been neglected and water damaged. The venture had multiple phases, including the cleaning and basic restoration of clothing and shoes, precarious removal of photographs from the albums which they were glued into, and documentation of the artifacts, along with digital restoration of the images. This project is ongoing -- some of the photos live on Instagram @jjflashvintage.
PANYC, a side project of Manic Panic, is a digital archive of New York City punk history. Founded by a group of NYC proto-punks, the archive aims to document the incredible breadth of cultural artifacts from 1970s and 80s Manhattan -- from original stock sold at Manic Panic’s St. Marks Place storefront to Max’s Kansas City ephemera, to personal correspondance, the archive has it all.
This project began with inventorying the numerous separate collections and creating a game plan to work from. With many rare artifacts in poor condition, a conservation plan was imperative -- I advised archival materials and suggested storage best-practices for the collections.