Edo Bertoglio's new book, "New York Polaroids 1976-1989," chronicles his life in New York's artist community. This shot of Debbie Harry was taken in 1979, one year after the punk singer's band had released its breakthrough "Parallel Lines" album.
This shot of singer, model and actress Grace Jones was taken in 1986 at a friend's party, near the end of Bertoglio's time in New York.
Andy Warhol took hundreds of Polaroids of actors, athletes, musicians and other artists. Here, he stands at The Factory, his New York studio, with a Polaroid Big Shot camera in 1978. He later transposed his Polaroid snapshot onto canvas.
Singer Madonna, left, and actress Debi Mazar get ready for a photo shoot in Bertoglio's studio in 1983. The Polaroid camera was the iPhone camera of the 1980s, Bertoglio said. "I wasn't the person who started with the Polaroid," he said. "A lot of people were doing it."
This photo, of a woman holding a BB gun, made the cover of Bertoglio's book. Not all of his Polaroids are of celebrities.
James Chance was a saxophone player and singer for The Contortions, one of New York's original "no-wave" bands -- a New York artist's movement that rejected current musical genres and created a sound that drew on punk, jazz, blues and experimental music.
This picture was taken backstage before a Plastics show at New York's Rock Lounge club. "Especially from '77 to '83, there was a strong downtown scene in New York ... because the rents were so cheap that all the artists converged there," Bertoglio said. "We would see each other every night in clubs."
"The book represents a bit of a diary of an existence ... to photograph my friends, exteriors (and) interiors," Bertoglio said.
Bertoglio shot this picture of Los Angeles rock singer "Hedy" at New York's Gramercy Park Hotel in 1978.
Many of Bertoglio's favorite photos in the book are portraits. Here, his friend Lynn Smith wears a bikini made out of a black trash bag.
Saxophonist and composer John Lurie co-created The Lounge Lizards, a jazz group that drew on punk rock and no-wave music, in 1978. Like many in the New York artist community, he spread his artistic talents across many platforms. Today, he's acted in films, produced a television series and exhibited his paintings all over the world.
Bertoglio photographed models Dominique Lagrange and Nina Gaidarova in 1976.