Growing up in LA’s South Bay, Kevin Salk was at the right place at the right time. As a high school student, taking a photography class, he captured the raw power and emotions of the early hardcore punk bands playing in and around his home town of Manhattan Beach. The photography captures some of the genre’s most important recording artists, including Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Misfits, Minor Threat and Descendents in a style that has an innocent pure nature, in spite of the intensity of the performances. A true fan’s perspective.
Publications: Get In The Van: On the road with Black Flag by Henry Rollins | Music that Leaves Stains: A Complete History of The Misfits by James Greene Jr.
Documentaries: Filmage: The Story of the Decendents | Jazz v Punk: Hermosa Beach | Punk The Capital- A documentary about the rise of the Washington DC punk underground