Alternative Press Goes Punk: A PhotoShelter Story

Alternative Press Goes Punk: A PhotoShelter Story

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cover photo of Fugazi by Bob Conrad

You PROBABLY noticed that PhotoShelter kicked serious punk ass in the July 2008 issue of Alternative Press; our photographers were responsible for nearly all of the imagery. The theme? 23 bands who shaped punk. This was a team effort by many PS members, but most notably by Aleksandra Flora-McMillen in sales, and photo editors Amber Sexton and Ashley Macknica.

Let me tell you how it went down.

1. Aleks gets an email from the pe at AP, whom she knew previously from her days at Retna:

April 22, 2008

Hi Aleksandra,
do you know which of the artists below that you have?  keeping in mind
that i need images of them during their youth, i.e husker du, black
flag and buzzcocks from the early 80’s
and do you have an ETA? THANK YOU!

BAD BRAINS- BIKINI KILL- BLACK FLAG- BUZZCOCKS- CAP’N JAZZ- CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE- CRASS- CRO-MAGS- DESCENDENTS- DRIVE LIKE JEHU- EARTH CRISIS- FUEL- FUGAZI- GRADE- HEROIN- HUSKER DU- INTEGRITY- MOSS ICON- OPERATION IVY- THE SCREAMERS- SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE- UNBROKEN-YOUTH OF TODAY

*Norman Wonderly
Alternative Press Magazine*

2. Aleks goes to Amber Sexton to discuss the imagery. Amber is much cooler than the rest of us and basically partied with all the folks above, so she knows what to do. She goes to longtime contributors Trent Nelson and Innis McAllister to see what they have and is hooked up with Bob Conrad through Theresa Kereakes, who also has rad music imagery in the collection.

3.
Photo Editor Ashley Macknica gets into the mix. There are still a few unrepresented bands, so she takes to flickr and finds David Sine. Thank god, or there would be no Drive Like Jehu!

4. The issue is mocked up, and the rest is punk publishing history.

Here’s the result:

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Fugazi
Photo by Trent Nelson

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Crass
Photo by Innis McAllister

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Youth of Today
Photo by Trent Nelson

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Operation Ivy
Photo by Trent Nelson

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Cro-Mags
Photo by Trent Nelson

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Earth Crisis
Photo by Trent Nelson

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Heroin
Photo by Bob Conrad

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Drive Like a Jehu
Photo by David Sine

Other notable PS music folks include Kevin Salk and Jill Furmanovsky.

Rawk.


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  1. emo indie at 8:11 am

    emo indie

    Ad aprire lo show ci pensa Graham Coxon (ex Blur) da solo, smanetta un pò con loop di chitarra, canta un paio di pezzi, e per il resto del tempo emette suoni interessanti dalla sua Fender. Il tutto con l’ eterna aria da adolescente indie londinese scaz…

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