(As featured in HuffPost)
The current photography exhibition of Mark Shaw‘s photographs at Liz O’Brien‘s New York gallery is at once remarkable, beautiful, poignant and wonderfully chic. As viewers we are invited to a specific time and place where two creative individuals met in New York’s high society of the 60’s resulting in a unique collaboration. Mark Shaw, a celebrated photographer with a realists’ eye for glamour and style was a personal friend of Tiger Morse, an innovative fashion designer with fearless individuality. Her model-like sleekness and poise combined with an un-self-conscious strange beauty was admired and imitated by many women in her social circle. Both also were clients of Max Jacobson, the notorious “Dr. Feelgood” known for liberally supplying his celebrity clients (including JFK) with “vitamin” shots of super-charged doses of amphetamines.