Wanna know about THE fearless early women of punk? Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Alice Bag, Exene, Go-Go’s and others. Hear personal, rare stories about the fun, wild times we had, 1976-80. When we changed world culture forever. I’ve posted my classic and rare punk photos, stories and vids here at Punk Pioneers. Plus info […]
April 1977 was THE month LA punks came out in force. A movement was coalescing. New York, England, San Francisco and LA creatives were changing world music and culture, forever. I was there, photographing everywhere, everything and everyone! We gathered for Cheap Trick opening for the Runaways, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (April 1), opening […]
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 […]
Germs photos, 1977-1980. I shot their first official photo session. Classic photos and rare images. Recorded on Facebook Live. Buy photos! Please tell folks.My archive cannot survive without your support. Thanks!
Short sweet vid of Germs, 1977-80 with Jenny Lens Punk Photos. Buy photos! Please tell folks. Thanks!My archive cannot survive without your support. Thanks!
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.
Belinda wrote: “The following people have each, in some way, made a difference in my life, and I am so grateful… JENNY LENS.” Third line, after two LA pals who are very close to her, JENNY LENS.
I CRY with Gratitude every time I read or think about this. My name above so many famous people from all walks of life. Just re-read Belinda’s great autobio Lips Unsealed: A Memoir. I am thrilled she used ONLY my punk photos, 1977-1980.
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