I created these slideshows and galleries for your enjoyment IF you want overview of of my many photos: Punk Pioneers Alphabetical Slider Jenny Lens Rock Photos Overview Punk Photo Collages Photo Store slide show The Masque: Uniquely LA images from the legendary literally underground LA Punk “Clubhouse” If you want specific bands, individuals, events, venues, […]
THIS BREAKS MY HEART! KILLS ME!! WHY don’t women credit OTHER women when they use THEIR art that cost them money and time and was HARDER to create than merely drawing?? WHY do we ONLY honor Performers and Writers, but rarely Photographers? WHY are performers and writers treated better and paid more? Photographers spent MONEY […]
Memories creating my iconic X photos during performance during Decline of Western Civilization filming, Club 88, West LA, March 1980.
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 […]
People love to say I photographed punk of the 1980s. I always correct them. I photographed FIRST gen punk in the 1970s! They are DIFFERENT eras. I could write a book about how and why 1970s punk is VERY different than 1980s. If nothing else, we had more mass media coverage in the 1980s. MTV. […]
Punk Stories and Photos, April 9, 2014. Written for a local rag who misquoted me. Here’s what I really wrote: Jenny Lens, MFA was born in West LA and raised in the Valley. I went to the Teenage Fair at the Hollywood Palladium in the 60s, and the Renaissance Faires, 1960s-70s, but otherwise didn’t get […]