Into the Dark

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Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin and Tim Buckley.

I was looking at some images of the 1960’s music scene for an article I wrote for  Airport-Magazine  next issue, in fact I was looking at the photo above while listening to one of my playlists in Spotify when Golden Arrow by Darkside came on, suddenly my mood changed, this song and the photo made me think of other obscured songs, talented artists whose lives might have ended in tragedy and troubled souls.

I thought of Pink Floyd instantly because Darkside’s music reminded me of some songs by the group, I even wondered whether the name Darkside and their experimental sound was inspired by “The Darkside of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, but anyway, that’s a different subject. I then thought of Syd Barret, who was Pink Floyd’s original lead singer but  left the band in 1968 because of his mental illness.

Then Janis Joplin came to my mind, the 60’s queen of psychedelic blues who sadly died in 1970, also Hendrix, who died a couple of weeks before Janis, and then of course  the troubled soul of Jim Morrison.

As  I continued to listen to music, depressing but beautiful songs I searched for imagery that represents the mood I’m in,  although some photos don’t related to each other they all bring nostalgia and even sadness, a dark and uneasy feeling, which I find in Diane Arbus  photography.

Troubled Souls

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

Pink Floyd in 1970

Pink Floyd in 1970

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Janis Joplin

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Jim Morrison on stage in 1968

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JIm Morrison

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, Somerset, [Circa. 1960/197

Glastonbury 1970

Mia Farrow by Diane Arbus

Mia Farrow by Diane Arbus

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Twins by Diane Arbus

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Flower Girl Wedding 1964 by Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

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