Welcome To Chicago Punk Pix
|I am a photographer in the Chicago area who is passionate about my
craft. I am formally trained, with a Bachelor's Degree in
Photography/Computer Multimedia. I have photographed weddings,
engagements, special events, products, and bands-- live and promo. I
am skilled at photo retouching and restoration. Additionally, I am
creative, original, reliable and well organized.
My band photography has been included in publications such as Going Underground- American Punk 1979-1992, American Hardcore- A Tribal History, Maximum Rock N Roll zine and my own book- Confessions Of A Chicago Punk Bystander. I am proud to say that my book was added to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, along with the other two publications. I was a participant in the Chicago Punk Music Scene of 1979 - 1986 and I published a zine called BS Detector. I once again became active in the Chi scene in 2006 and still enjoy indie music shows to this day.
This site has served various purposes over the years, it's an expression of the things that I find interesting. It started in 2006 with the purpose of displaying my photography and memorabilia of the 1980s punk music scene for old friends. I continued adding new photographs and other items to the site until it become exceptionally trafficked, however, by 2009 my time to dedicate to the site was limited and I scaled it back to simply serve as my photographic portfolio. My current interest is photographing and participating in social and economic justice rallies.
This doesn’t have much in particular to do with punk rock music, it has more to do with what I consider to be my own punk rock ethos. I consider this belief to be the willingness to be able to stand alone, having the courage of convictions. If favorable conditions don’t exist, then create better conditions for yourself, the diy culture. Having a respect for the concept of work itself, respect for the sacrifice and challenges, a feeling of unity among the like-minded. And the desire to bear witness and be paying attention to the events of the times. That has been my experience of people involved in the punk scene, either standing for something, or resisting something else. That has also been my experience with those who are active in the social and economic justice movements.
My current intention is to continue to document the growing justice movements and include the images here in the site's photo gallery. I also am working on adding all of the other types of photography that I have produced over the years. I hope you enjoy your visit to the site, please feel free to leave a note in the photo gallery guestbook.
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