Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg in conversation (and regarding Allen’s photographs) continues from here
GC: Allen – oh who’s this guy? – oh this is Jack with a cat!
GC: Where did you take this?
AG: I don’t think you’ve ever seen it. That’s in Burroughs’ garden.
GC: Oh my god, I’ve never seen this
AG: And Bill’s cat..
GC: But that’s Bill’s cat? He had a cat then?
AG: And that’s an interesting thing, because a lot of these photos have never been seen before 1985 or ’86…
GC: I never seen them.
AG: …because I had a lot of rolls that I developed, and I had a few drugstore prints on them but I needed to develop all of the pictures…
GC: Well I want to see them all Allen.
AG: …and now that I have real developers, you know, print-making..
GC: Yeah, please show them, man.
AG: There are things that formally were obscure that can be burnt in…
GC: That’s a beautiful picture. (It almost brings it) back to life.
AG: …or some things that were almost too dark to see and treat can now be intensified by means, like the one of Kerouac and Burroughs in a knife fight, (mockingly, you know, playful, on my couch). It was in obscurity. There is a way of using mercury to intensify a dim negative.
GC: I love this picture. I mean, with the cat. It’s almost like he’s brought back to life, It’s interesting when you see a thing like that. Ok…
to be continued