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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...

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...

Jewish Punks 1974-80

Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash, Patti Smith Group, Lou Reed, photographers, writers, managers were often Jewish punks. I compiled this list in 2005. I have poor Jewdar. I was stunned to find out so early punks were Jewish. Now you can find books, blogs, articles and more. But in 2005, my post was radical! NEW YORK Ramones: Joey [Jeffrey Hyman] RIP, and his brother, Mickey Leigh (who roadied for them). Original drummer Tommy Ramone. … Read...

Framed Customer Photos

My wonderful photo collector, Angus, in England, sent photos of my Clash Photo and Certificate framed. I’m terrible about compiling these. I’ve many framed images lost in emails and files. This makes me so sad. I sell my photos for less than framing costs. I should have learned how to frame, bought a house instead of photographing punk. I wanted to do that. If I had, I’d be living in house now worth a … Read...

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