Days of Punk | BOOK GALLERY

Michael Grecco

September 29, 2021

Photographer MICHAEL GRECCO and London’s ICONIC IMAGES Announce a Limited-Release Series of COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS of His New Book “PUNK, POST-PUNK, NEW WAVE: ONSTAGE BACKSTAGE, IN YOUR FACE, 1978-1991” - WFMZ TV

From the late 1970s through the early 1990s, photographer/filmmaker Michael Grecco documented the music scene in New York and Boston when punk rock exploded in the U.S. This insurgent pop culture phenomenon later morphed into post-punk and new wave genres. As an Associated Press photographer – and self-described “club kid” – Grecco had a unique opportunity to embed himself into this revolutionary movement as a chronicler and a participant.

Grecco covered a riotously outspoken time in music history for posterity, capturing its raw energy and emotional power. Images from this body of work – featuring onstage and backstage moments – comprise Grecco’s best-selling book Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991 (Abrams Books, 11/10/2020).  Quintessential artists pictured include The Clash, Joan Jett, Johnny Rotten, The Cramps, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Lene Lovich, Adam Ant, Billy Idol, and more.

Its publication marked the first time these photos were introduced for viewing by the public and collectors.  Grecco shot album covers and promotional pieces that round out the volume, which also includes personal anecdotes from back in the day. To view available fine-art prints: