Punk Daze: LA 1977–84
Capturing Los Angeles in the late 1970s and early 80s, John Brian King’s book PUNK DAZE: LA 1977-84 mixes an energetic street photography aesthetic with an eye for the absurd. Photographs of Disneyland at night are interspersed with shots of John Lydon (of the band Public Image Ltd) performing on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.” Art school parties and punk shows follow dreamlike shots of forgotten LA scenes, from neon-lit movie theaters to ironically graffitied basements. And through all these scenes, portraits of the photographer’s friends convey a sense of the personal meaning of this time and place.
21 cm x 14.8 cm softcover, 56 pages (52 color and black & white photographs).