Dash Snow’s Grimy New York [NSFW]

Dash Snow “met a junkie’s end but did so in a $325-a-night hotel room with an antique marble hearth,” wrote The New York Times in 2009, playing bombastically into the myth of the New York photographer. It’s quite a myth. As a young teen, he was sent away to a Georgia boarding school for children with “oppositional defiant disorder,” he ran away to New York and proceeded to wild out through the streets and party lofts of the city. He first started taking photographs to remember where he’s been in the morning and eventually, gained notoriety and fame. Each Polaroid is a raw, autobiographical, decisive moment. Collectively, they represent an environment of excess and pedestrian vice, and yet, they’re quite compelling. See a few grimy, tattered photographs collected by American Suburb X in our slideshow.


Photo credit: Dash Snow