Monday, October 7, 2013

GLEN E. FRIEDMAN



Sometimes...
when I need a little inspiration
I'll hit the bookshelf and check
a book by


You might not know who he is.
But if you're a child of the 80's
you've seen his photographs.

ESPECIALLY
if you were into
skateboarding
punk rock
and 
rap.

Mr. Freidman shot all 
that was cool in those days;
Like...

The Dogtown Boys:




Black Flag:





Run DMC:





And 
of course
The Beastie Boys:




Not to mention
Ice T
Fugazi
Tony Alva
L.L. Cool J
Public Enemy
Stacy Peralta
Bad Brains
and any
other
band/rider
with a
rebellious streak.

 Henry Rollins
(lead singer of Black Flag)
said this about Mr. Freidman:

The bottom line is that he was there at the beginning of 
so much cool stuff in so many different areas it's not funny.

Yeah.

For me,
his pics are a 
lightning bolt
that's struck
a single moment of
attitude.

It might not be pretty.
But there's 
always a
feeling of
movement
edge
and 
grit
in front of 
his lens.

If you like that kinda stuff,
pick up 

It rocks.





1 comment:

Trevor Jodrie said...

Hey, I was wondering If you's like to see some pics of KND in other CN media?