[...] My wild guess would be New Orleans.
Was he in New Orleans in 1964? The date on the shoe picture is August of 1964. [...]
[...] could be Webb [...]
Regarding the photo of Bukowski on a bench...
... its also on the cover of 'Das ist Alles - Charles Bukowski recollected', edited by Joan Jobe Smith, of which I don't have a copy to check.
That photo is of Malanga for sure. The first picture of Buk I believe is from October 1972. A few were taken with Linda King and John Martin at the same time. If I'm not mistaken. I featured some of the photos in an issue of my Beat Scene magazine. John Martin looks uncomfortable, nobody is smiling much.Is this Gerard Malanga?
This is weird, but I feel uncomfortable looking at this photo. Is it because he looks uncomfortable?? It's very formal, I prefer the more attractive, male, don't give a fuck photos. He looks as though someone has just flung him in the bath, scrubbed him, dressed him and forced him to pose nicely, there's a kind of bemused, vulnerable, intrusive quality to it, clearly he is older in it and perhaps unwell?, but it just doesn't capture the true spirit of him, what do you think Hank Solo?
Ponder, that's a Montfort-shot. I've seen this (or a similar one) in his archive.
Of course his version didn't have that fancy blue on it.