Rick London 
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Re: “How Avant-Garde Richmond Photographer Gary Johnson is Reinventing Himself at 73

It should be mentioned there was a third member of American Cheese - Claude Davenport. Without him the lights wouldnt have stayed on and the door wouldnt have opened. Claude, a native of Richmond had a great sense of humor, could see unique talent clearly and as a person proud of Richmond could see Garys work as a unique artistic contribution to the fabric of the city. Couldnt have done it without him. A good man.

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Posted by Rick London on 05/11/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “How Avant-Garde Richmond Photographer Gary Johnson is Reinventing Himself at 73

F***. Typos. I hate typos.

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Posted by Rick London on 05/10/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “How Avant-Garde Richmond Photographer Gary Johnson is Reinventing Himself at 73

Only 3 comments on this unique American anti-hero? Really? America...no, Richmond..you're better than this! What? A descendant of Warhol and John Waters deserves your support. Well, I for one was honored to be working with him. At the time I may have not quite put it that way. We were just having a lot of fun. Laughing at ideas. Laughing at people. Making fun of others and ourselves. You should see the shots of us in New York posing in our Cheesy lounge jackets in Times Square on the island where the US Army had a recruiting station, now gone. Those are some choice shots. We looked like a couple of lounge lizards who owned the joint. We did.

Gary - We have a whole new regime in place that could use some photographic editorial. I have an idea for you to think about. Okay, you never listened to my ideas 30 years back, I get it. But here are some current elements that need your attention. Remember the Ronny Rotten shot you did? Nancy and Ronnie in leather with punk graffiti; guitar. Forget about it.

So now we have this nut case Trump, (gold..lots of gold), his Stepford wife who looks good but never talks and the youngest son that appears to be a mini-me. You have the spector of Pence and his wish for a Christian State, and then a whole lot of young people distracted by snapchat, instagram, bells/dings/phone vibration and meaningless sexwhich is something you have a subject expertise in. Surely a shot could come from this. Surely. Remember when on Floyd I was making dinner for us and was brushing the mushrooms so they wouldnt get bruised before cooking and you had a big laugh? You dont? I do. How about the dozens of plates of Greek Spaghetti at Joes diner. With the gaggle of models making a scene. This were good times. Thanks so much. Sadly, we need you again to help us laugh at the sad state of what America is, or has become.

PS: Youve got to do something on LGBTQ. I simply hate trying to remember all the letters. What about adding V to it. I have always fantasized about sex with vegetables. Why dont we respect the people?

- Rick London

PPS: Thanks to Paul Spencer and Style Weekly (still around - wow). Great article and it connected me to GJ after 30 years. Oh, one more idea Gary: remember how we used to laugh about bathtub Madonnas in peoples yards? I think the time has come for a Padre Pio Urinal. You could do it. Just sayin.

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Posted by Rick London on 05/10/2017 at 7:56 PM

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