Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sheri Lee - Wonderful World Set

My friend Sheri Lee.
 Music to relax to.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Last Fast Ride - The Movie about Marian Halloway

The movie about the Life, Love, and Death of a Punk Goddess,
Last Fast Ride is about Marian Anderson and includes footage of
the first band that she was in, the audio art band, 5 Fingers.
 The film is playing at the CBGB Film Festival, with a review in the Village Voice.
Also aired at KQED Public Television in the San Francisco Bay Area,
with comments in Please Kill

Its good to see those old 5 Fingers performance clips again.
To see more about 5 Fingers, the audio art band, and Leonard's Artspace,
go to: 5 Fingered Archives.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


 Photograms by Randy Magnus on hand-coated blue print paper.

Photogram of fish on printing out paper by Randy Magnus, 1974.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Theory of Obscurity

A movie about The Residents
Inside information about the music group: The Residents.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Elaine Mayes in Autolandscapes

Elaine Mayes is in a show titled

To read an interview with Elaine click on LightBites.

Its now on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
A review can be seen at PBS News Hour
and in the Washington Post

SX-70 photo of Elaine Mayes at her loft in New York City.
photo ©1979 Randy Magnus.

see more of Elaine's work at her website, 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bella Ciao Live at the SF Italian Festival 2011

Tom Torriglia with his group Bella Ciao performing "Tintarella Di Luna" live at the San Francisco Italian Festival, 2011.

video by Randy Magnus

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Night Photographer Jerry Burchard's Photos

Jerry Burchard was born December 1, 1931 and raised in Rochester, Upstate New York. At the age of 16 Jerry was a third generation Kodak worker (the largest employer in the area.)
He joined the Navy and served as a photographer in Europe, shooting mostly car and plane wrecks that involved military equipment.
After the Navy, at the suggestion of Minor White, Jerry attended and later taught (and was chairman of the department for a while) what is now called the San Francisco Art Institute. At this time in the 50's Jerry was doing portraits of the San Francisco North Beach artists, after wanting originally to do jazz musicians but finding that most of them had died.
In the 70's Jerry would teach for a while at SFAI, and then would go live for months at a time in exotic places around the world, hang out, and take photos.
Casablanca, Goulimine, Madrid, Ping Yuen, Bangkok, Burma, and other locations were all well suited for Jerry's night walks with his camera, capturing the ambiance, the feel of being there. (His favorite became Bangkok, Thailand.)
One time Jerry told me that he found a rock by some bushes to set up the camera, opened the shudder and went to have a drink. Jerry came back, took a look at the scene, and decided that it was a two drink exposure, so went back to have that second drink. 'It's whatever feels right' he use to tell me.

More on Jerry Burchard, click here.

Randy Magnus