Edward Colver is one of the most iconic photographers in punk history. You always know when youre staring at an Edward Colver shot. There is just something about his work that stands out from the rest. His intuition to know when to snap the shot and his understanding of how to capture available light, movement, expression and drama are incomparable.
Edward was photographging bands and artists since 1978 in the Los Angeles undergound scenes. He became a staple in the community documenting every event he attented. Through 1978-1984 he photographed thousands of bands and performance artists in the punk movement. Archiving some of the earliest days of developing subcultures that rose from punk rock ethos like Hardcore, Death Rock, Thrash, New Wave, Industrial, Skate Punk, etc. His work has graced the covers of hundred of record sleeves and promo shots throughout the decades. He has shown in museuems and galleries around the world and is revered as one of the greats in Rock Photography History. His photos represent a time of purity and intense, raw energy from a youth that wouldnt just take no for an answer and had plenty to say. A time of change and revolt against the powers that be. Kids werent just angry anymore they were tearing down the walls to open more doors of acceptance and change. Take a look at the world of punk rock through the eyes of Edward Colver.
We will be unveiling NEVER before seen images of bands like : The Germs, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Christian Death, The Cramps, Circle Jerks, Youth Brigade, The Mentors, Lydia Lunch, Fear, Nick Cave, Siousxie and the Banshees, PIL, Motorhead, The Brat, Devo, 45 grave, Minor Threat, Diamanda Galas, Bad Religion, Stiv Bators, TSOL, Adolescents, Suicidal Tendencies, Boyd Rice, SPK, Aggression, DOA, Wasted Youth, MDC, The Damned, Tony Alva, Bones Brigade Skate Team and so so so much more!!!!
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