A Close Look At The 1st Punk Photo Zine…
June 7, 2011
What was the sickest hardcore photography for my generation? It was MY RULES! The mastermind and photographer behind this epic piece of history was Glen E. Friedman. OK, I will try to keep it brief about this dude, but I will say he has had a tremendous impact on rebellious American youth culture for over 30 years. At the age of 14 in the early 70’s, he started documenting the rise of the Dog Town Z-Boyz in Venice Beach, California. Something major happened to all of the Venice locals in the late 70’s & early 80’s – we all discovered punk rock & the rest was history. The interesting thing about Glen is that he never changed the way he dressed in order to fit in, because the important thing to him was taking photos. Sometimes I’m not even sure if he was a big fan of hardcore music, but he loved the energy that came through from the movement into his photos. With MY RULES, he had this vision to document the rising hardcore scene from coast to coast. When he took photos, you never got the sense that these pictures were taken by an outsider. Glen captured some amazing moments in hardcore history; actually to me, these moments are priceless. On a personal level, this was one of those books that I looked at over & over – anyone in our crew who had this book was the shit. MY RULES has been out of print for many years now, so it’s our honor at CVLT Nation to offer our readers chance to have it for themselves. You know the RULES – after the stage dive, download this fucking gnarly slice of history!
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