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Clash, Cramps and Damned

Joe Strummer, 16 Tons Tour, June 1980, England. Left: Joe in color. Right: Joe in black and white. The Clash, 16 Tons Tour, June 1980, England. Full Color. 16 Tons Tour, June 1980, England. Sepia.  (I shot in color, but this is how the image appeared in my camera. As if I changed it. No, this is SOOC or Straight Out Of Camera.) Poison Ivy, Cramps, LA Debut, Whisky, June 1978, Photo #1 Poison … Read...
Jenny Lens Bio 2004

Jenny Lens Bio 2004

I wrote this in 2004. My attitude is far better, thanks to SO many great Facebook comments, messages, emails and IRL (in real life) encounters. Enjoy! I was born and raised in LA. I was a shy, introverted adolescent in the wild sixties of Vietnam protests, free love and sex due to the pill and no STDs, no AIDs, women’s liberation and civil rights. But the hippie generation were as messed up as any, far … Read...
Jenny Lens Ramones Numero Uno Fan

Jenny Lens Ramones Numero Uno Fan

by Richard Schaefer in Lisa Fancher’s “Street Life” fanzine. Proof I was the Ramones “numero uno fan and famous paparazzi in her own right.” In EARLY 1977!! Tantalizing sounds of the skirmishes of desire, of lips surrendering cheap kissed in the other room, brought torture to anyone who listened. We stood between the jungle and the stars, both of us trying to keep our balance as we fought. DEE DEE was a madman … Read...
Alice Bag Interview of Jenny Lens, MFA

Alice Bag Interview of Jenny Lens, MFA

Alice Bag interviewed Jenny Lens in 2004. Alice is considered by many to be the very first hard core singer with her radical band, the Bags,who first hit the streets in 1977. Their riotous show at the Troubadour, known for folk singers and laid-back rockers, is still talked about today. I always considered Alice a sweet, thoughtful, beautiful woman and never realized this side of her. She was and is a true … Read...
Jenny Lens Punk Stories and Photos, LA Library

Jenny Lens Punk Stories and Photos, LA Library

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. Buy photos at my Photostore. Please tell folks. Thanks!Please Donate to Legal Fund to retrieve stolen negs and slides.My archive cannot survive without your … Read...
April 1977 When Punk Broke Big in LA with Jenny Lens Punk Photos

April 1977 When Punk Broke Big in LA with Jenny Lens Punk Photos

 April 1977 was THE month LA punks came out in force, indicating something was happening which would change world music and culture. Along with New York and England, LA was happening! We gathered for the Cheap Trick opening for Runaways, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (April 1), opening of Bomp Records Store (April 9), Television (April 14), Blondie opening for Iggy, with the Sales Brothers and David Bowie (April 15), Bomp again with the … Read...
Obey Interview Exhibit Jenny Lens ONLY Woman Too Fast To Live, Too Young to Die Video

Obey Interview Exhibit Jenny Lens ONLY Woman Too Fast To Live, Too Young to Die Video

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. Buy photos at my Photostore. Please tell folks. Thanks!Please Donate to Legal Fund to retrieve stolen negs and slides.My archive cannot survive without your support. Thanks! … Read...
Go-Go’s 1977-1980 We Got The Beat!

Go-Go’s 1977-1980 We Got The Beat!

Go-Gos, 1977-1980. I loved photographing Belinda Carlisle, Jane Draino Wiedlin, and the totes adorbs Margot. A few shots of Charlotte Caffey with then-boyfriend, Leonard Phillips, singer of the Dickies, first LA punk band to get signed. Plus Jane with her then-boyfriend, Terry Graham, drummer for the Bags and Gun Club. And more, so let's get started with some IDs and stories behind my photos. Plus so many of our friends. Good times.

Happy 71st Birthday, Bryan Ferry, Sept 26, 2016

I photographed Bryan Ferry, Chris Spedding (cover image on his authorized bio) and Phil Manz… Winterland, 1977. I had NO idea who was Chris Spedding. Later Link Wray. I blew getting some awesome historical shots. I digress. But I always think of them as the shots that got away). Not a fan, don’t know Ferry’s work.Revered and LEGENDARY amongst those whose rock knowledge is superb and taste impeccable. Happy Bday Mr Ferry! (Wonder if Jerry … Read...

Creem Magazine and Photographer Jenny Lens

Creem Magazine was THE ROCK magazine. The best of the best was, without a doubt, Creem. Forget Rolling Stone. Corporate and usually dismissive of Punk. Yes, Creem magazine was the BEST ROCK MAG. Ever. Read on to see they didn’t treat me that well, lost slides, but hey, THEY WERE IT. And Creem, of all the mags, deserves to be honored, remembered and most of all, CELEBRATED. Contribute to … Read...
Go-Go’s and Charlotte Caffey: She’s Got The Beat!

Go-Go’s and Charlotte Caffey: She’s Got The Beat!

Go-Go's at X's home for bar-b-que. Billy Zoom, Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin, Gina Shock, Margot, John Doe. The Go-Go's quite often opened for X, giving the audience GREAT shows. Plus great real world experience for the bands. Oh the stories I could tell of those shows! Plus some were hanging out together, before many bands were formed or performing. Fun to be at Ground Zero of this burgeoning scene. I have the earliest photos! Click Title to Read More and See Photos!

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