Sunday, September 02, 2007
punk rock's inner circle?
however, last week, i ventured out in the hot hot heat to see my old, dear friends, the legendary british punk rock band, sham 69.
i don't go in too much for the live action photos anymore. i've shot at least 100,000 frames of guys with guitars. not that there's anything wrong with it - but anyone with a camera and some stamina can do it.
i prefer to capture a moment that resonates for me on a very intimate level.
dave parsons looking like alain delon or jean-paul belmondo
not your standard portrait.
steve and ames, road crew guys for the dickies
i don't think i could actually do one.
but as the reviewer for the nashville scene wrote a couple years ago when my first punk turns 30 exhibit traveled, Kereakes' photographs, which are often (uncharacteristically) in color, have the informality of family photos - that is, if your family includes Dee Dee Ramone and Stiv Bators.
i liked that review.
punk rockers ARE my family....
the details and informal family photos of my day with sham 69 are at punkturns.30.com
Posted by visioneer at 11:57 PM