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Roberta Bayley x Richard Hell x Jake Riviera + 1 Cadillac Eldorado = Road Trip USA in the new GQ


//Polaroids taken on the journey by Bayley courtesy of the NYU Richard Hell Archive//


//Opening spread of my feature in GQ UK March 2015//

“I’m forever grateful for Jake for giving us the opportunity. It was magical that he wanted to encourage Roberta and me to use our abilities in a new way. Just another example of his beautiful style.”
Richard Hell

The new issue of GQ UK contains my piece about the quixotic 1980 US road trip undertaken by Roberta Bayley and Richard Hell in a Cadillac Eldorado belonging to Jake Riviera (who conceived and sponsored the journey).

As well as interviewing the principals, my research included an investigation of the Richard Hell Archive at NYU, which holds a cache of Hell’s notebooks, Bayley’s photos and ephemera relating to the trip. Here are some facsimiles from those files.

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Find out more about the new issue of GQ UK here.

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Author: / Published: Feb 9th, 2015 / Category: 1980s, 2010s, Archives, Journalism, Magazines, New York, Photography / Comments: None

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