Marcus Leatherdale was born in Canada and started his career in New York City during the early eighties. Having become one of the extraordinary people of the vibrant club scene of Danceteria and Club 57, he created portraits that encapsulated the New York lifestyle of such individuals as Madonna, Divine, Lisa Lyon, Andrée Putman, Jodie Foster and fellow photographer John Dugdale. He first served as Robert Mapplethorpe’s office manager for a while and was photographed by the master but eventually escaped his shadow; thereafter he worked as an assistant curator to Sam Wagstaff. In 1993, Leatherdale began spending half of...
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