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Punk Rock Never Dies

For the better part of a decade I would be frequently found in basements, at clubs or dive bars with a small stage, taking photos of whatever punk band was playing that night. Photographing the bands was not the priority, but neither was creating a portrait of the crowd. My methods were about finding the spots that would show the scene as a whole. This series is about capturing the relationship between the music and the person—be they in the band or audience.

Punk Rock Never Dies

Modern Life Is War

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Planes Mistaken For Stars

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Alkaline Trio

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Brand New

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The Taxpayers

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Life and Limb

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forgetters

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Circle Takes The Square

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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A Silver Mt Zion

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Believing In June

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Jesse Lacey

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Pelican

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Thrice

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Trainwreck

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La Dispute

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Fucked Up

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Hot Water Music

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Broadway Calls

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Life At These Speeds

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The Lawrence Arms

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Lucero

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Thursday

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Touché Amore

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The Epoxies

We’re all Dead Ramones

The decade in particular that I was avidly photographing music was an interesting one for punk rock. There was a resurgence in the underground because of the opportunity with the internet. Vinyl was making a comeback in the music marketplace, and older bands were able to be discovered by a new crowd.

Yet for all the possibility, there was a distinct sense of profiteering that plagued the scene; an acknowledgement that not much of it was really dangerous, it just still held the societal aesthetic of looking the part. The infrastructure of it all, after so many years, became quite disillusioning.

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  • Photos shot 2005-2015
  • Photos shot using Canon 5D and 5Dmk2