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The Beautiful & the Damned: Punk Photographs

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When photographer Ann Summa arrived in Los Angeles in 1978, the city's punk scene was still fresh, diverse, smart, utterly original-and fertile territory for a young photographer. "The Beautiful & the Damned" is a collection of her portraits of the musicians, artists and fans who made Los Angeles such a crucial part of the history of punk. Taken between 1978 and 1984, ...more
Hardcover, 131 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Foggy Notion Books/Smart Art Press (first published October 31st 2010)
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Oct 03, 2010 Tosh rated it it was amazing
Ah my youth. I appreciate it now that I am rotting in old age. But alas, the memory of what I was is very similar to what I am. Ann Summa is a photographer who was at the right time (late 1970's to early 1980's) right place (Los Angeles) , and the right subject matter - contemporary punk era rock musicians. Exene of X is for sure the star of the book, but lurking in the pages are images of the Underrated Screamers, The Alleycats, and various individuals who made up the punk scene in those beauti ...more
Sep 05, 2012 Andrea rated it it was ok
There are a few gems here, especially the pictures of Exene, but a lot of the photos are out of focus and not very good. I guess the photographer was untrained at the time she was taking these shots--but so was Jenny Lens, and her photos are way better than these are. Jenny's book is called "Punk Pioneers"and it's much better than this is. To sum it up--great subject matter, mediocre photographs.
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Jan 02, 2014 John rated it it was amazing
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Fresh, unpolished pictures from the time of punk in LA. A great evocation of a gone world.
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