::::A Follow Up On A Recent Post ABouT A-Ron’s Anything NYC:::::
Aaron Bondaroff is 29, part Puerto Rican, part Jewish, Brooklyn-born and a high-school dropout. His life weaves through the most elusive subcultures of lower Manhattan. A-Ron, as he is also known, is one of those individuals who embodies a scene. â€œIâ€™m so downtown,â€ Bondaroff is fond of saying, â€œI donâ€™t go above Delancey.â€
Lars Klove for The New York Times
Daniel Casarella has something to say and started Barking Irons to say it. Its intricate graphics look like old woodcuts, paired with mysterious phrases that refer back to the secret history of 19th-century New York.
Even so, he longs for something bigger, like the cultural noise made by the Beats in the 1950â€™s or Andy Warholâ€™s Factory in the 1960â€™s or the bands and fans who clustered around CBGBâ€™s in the 1970â€™s. He wants to â€œmake historyâ€ and join â€œthe time lineâ€ of New York. He is not an artist, an author, a designer, musician, filmmaker or even a famous skateboarder or graffiti writer. So in another era, Bondaroff might have had to settle for his cameos in some of the acclaimed images of youthful outsider debauchery captured by his photographer friend Ryan McGinley. He could be, in other words, a counterculture muse, like Neal Cassady or Edie Sedgwick.