Sunday, February 13, 2011

"The Incredibles" by Penn

When Vogue turned down photographer 
Irving Penn's idea to go to San Francisco 
to shoot a story on the California counterculture, 
the magazine Look took him up on the idea.
The resulting January 1968 photo essay showcased 
(from top): a hippie family, the Family Dog, 
the Hells Angels, Big Brother & the 
Holding Company, and the Grateful Dead.

"Nothing's separate—job, rehearsal, living, 
the way we dress...To us, it's just a lifestyle, 
a total thing," said the members of Janis Joplin's group.

Perhaps the most incredible thing about
these 'incredibles' is
how typically average
they appear by today's standards.
At least in Chapel Hill.