MOST published early west coast photographer, first gen, 1976-80.
Talking about my photos at Shepard Fairey’s Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die, Subliminal Projects. I was ONLY woman and earliest punk photographer in the exhibit. 2/25-3/26/2010. 2:46.
See tons of pix and hear untold stories about the birth of LA punk, interacting with New York and British bands, parties and good times. Lots here, so sit back and enjoy!! LA Library, January 10, 2015. 1 hr, 47 minutes of cool pix and stories.
Germs bassist Lorna Doom left us, January 16, 2019, (I was told due to cancer). Everyone loved her. Lorna aka Terry aka Teresa Ryan was sweet, quiet, fun, beautiful. Lorna was X’s “White Girl.” She was an essential participant in the very earliest days and nights of punk. I met and photographed her in early 1977. I last saw her was when a Germs film was released awhile. Such fond memories of a lovely woman.
My other shock: MY PHOTOS OF LORNA were the MOST seen online. You never know how nor which image you create will live on and resonate for decades. I had no idea my photo of Lorna in the trash can would become SO iconic. While I struggle to keep my punk photo archive alive while creating Workshops to share what I’ve learned. I love to share because no one should live as I have. Such acclaimed work and … it’s been hard because it costs so much time, money, energy, stamina and self-motivation to do what I do.
NO credit in 99.9% of posted images. Certainly no payment. “Story of My Life.” I sure can relate to that Social Distortion song. With my own lyrics and true tales. “And good times come and good times go. I only wish the good times would last a little longer…”
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Germs vids with my photos: Germs Rise and Fall Vids with Jenny Lens Punk Photos and Germs Short Vid with Jenny Lens Punk Photos. Lorna Doom, aka Teresa Ryan, RIP. Thanks for the memories.
JENNY LENS Collection at Rock Roll Repeat.
Great designs using MY photos and Josh Shame’s great designs.
Watch the vid. Click on each Workshop at Dreaming Big Academy for more info. TONS of PHOTOS in classes. Food, fashion, jewelry, makeup, products, plus shooting at events, out walking, on my tabletop studio. Have fun and gain new skills, confidence and be inspired!
READ my Dreaming Big Rocks blog for lots of inspiration! All kinds of tips for any creative or culture fans! Photography, art, some tech, marketing and other thoughts and action plans. Just take a look at it, ok? Fun, enlightening, and something for most everyone.
My photos have been seen all over the world in major projects like Joan Jett’s Rock Hall of Fame induction, New York’s Metropolitan Museum Punk Couture catalog, Experience Music Project, Grammy Museum, and more. Plus collected by top rock performers and people like YOU! Books, magazines, fanzines, documentaries, CD and DVD packages, record covers and more. Plus clothing and other products. Some licensed, some bootlegged by others.
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