Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Hoepker’

Sunbathing on a Midtown tenement’s tar beach

June 23, 2014

You can practically smell the coconut oil: Photographer Thomas Hoepker takes us back to New York City in 1983 with this evocative image of a rooftop sunbather on a lonely tenement somewhere in Midtown.

It looks hot up there with the black tar roof. Note the TV antennas!

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More of Hoepker’s New York photos spanning many decades can be seen here.

© Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos