This seriously striking beauty is Kathy Casamo, a member of brilliant author Ken Kesey's mad, raucous, and totally iconic Merry Pranksters. In the mid 1960s, the group set out on a cross country road trip that would reshape and in many ways, help form the grounds for America's view of counterculture and psychedelic drugs. On the journey, the group encountered generational icons Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Jerry Garcia, and so many more. Magic Trip, the documentary created by Allison Ellwood and Alex Gibney, tells the sprawling, giddy story of the Merry Pranksters by using lost and found footage of the band's madcap adventures throughout the country. The highlight for me.... Seeing Neal Cassady, that canonized muse for Jack Kerouac's rambling Dean Moriary, (pictured above with Stark) in all his frantic, totally maddened glory. See it!
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Ben Cook for Dazed and Confused.
I want someone to take photos like this of me! The kind that when I'm old I'll show to people and say, look, wasn't gramma a pretty little thing? Black and white simple portraits look good on everyone.