|Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe|
|Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe|
I recently read Just Kids by Patti Smith. What a truly captivating book that opened me up to the world of two great artists; Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. An aspiring tale of two souls who found each other on the streets of NYC and together discovered their voices in the world of art. Being a photographer I know of Robert Mapplethorpe but never knew the connection between him and Patti Smith. It was quite impressing to read how they evolved from two street kids into the artists we know today. My life story is by no means as exciting as theirs, but it inspired me to find some photoraphs of musicians I have taken in the past at one of my first jobs working for FlagLive, in Flagstaff Arizona.
All four images by Heidi Haseltine Photography