My Top 5 Photographers
What can I say about Al? Without him I would have been lost. Before the web, I had Flipside. That was my Bible for years, his photos, interviews and reviews made my life complete. www.flipsidefanzine.com
Alison Braun (Mouse)
I met her once, through a friend. She was the subject of many crazy Flipside letters, but produced a huge amount of great images for Flipside, and that crappy ‘zine Maximum Rock & Roll. She once dated a friend of mine, and took all the pictures for his first band, BCU. www.alisonbraun.com
Jennifer Finch (of L7)
Check out her website (www.jenniferfinch.com). I didn’t know she was a photographer until a couple of years ago, but she’s captured the early scene perfectly.
Before I really understood what punk was Glen did amazing photo layouts of the Dogtown guys, the early punk feel was there. I wanted to be Tony Alva. Then later his punk photos captured another side of L.A. Great stuff.
What can you say about Ed Colver? If you could get photographed by him, you were big-time. You were a definite punk rock star. His famous shot of the stage-diver at the Wasted Youth show is legendary. www.edwardcolver.com
Honorable mentions: Jenny Lens (http://jennylens.com), and many more.
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