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glen E. friedman Ⓥ  If you're inspired by my photographs find my books & take it to another level as it's REALLY meant to be seen 👁👁 All photography © glen E. friedman

KEITH MORRIS circa 1980 when i first met him and he was singing with his band the CIRCLE JERKS here at the Starwood where they would have PUNK shows on Tuesday and then Tuesday and Wednesday nights if my memory serves me well. Keith exited as The original singer of BLACK FLAG and started this band with former member of another incredible southern California punk group RED CROSS (guitarist Greg Hetson). TODAY IS KEITH’s Birthday, so wishes for your best year yet old friend. Obviously one of the greats and an icon of our time... if you flip to the left you can see the rendition of this photograph Shepard (@obeygiant), Keith and I all collaborated on, which may in fact have been to celebrate Keith’s 60th three years ago... #PunkRock #BlackFlag #CircleJerks #Inspiration #Integrity #FuckYouHeroes #FuckYouToo #MyRules #OG #LA I believe i used this photograph next to Keith’s essay in the MY RULES book, like the others, is “eye opening”... #collaboration #ShepardFairey #KeithMorris #Flag #OFF

SHOGO KUBO circa 1977 at a pool that was called Adolph’s. Photos at this pool by STECYK @crstecykiii were some of the baddest and first frontside coping grinds ever seen. I’m not sure if mine were taken before or after, but as most often Craig’s photos pushed the boundries of radical farther than anyones on so many levels. This one is just pretty 😉 #skateboarding this photo appeared first in my book FUCK YOU TOO and will also appear in next years updated and expanded new edition of “DOGTOWN-The Legend of the Z-BOYS” #inspiration #radical #vertical #poolskating #BlueTileObsession #FuckYouToo #Zephyr #DogTown #ZFlex #OJs #backyardbarging #session #OG #OldschoolSkateboarding #Halloffamer #SHOGO #STYLE #Integrity #FILM #Photography #35mm #Kodachrome #RealDeal

PUBLIC ENEMY circa 1986 New York City (Lafayette & Bleecker)
BACK TO THE STREETS EVERYONE, IT'S TIME!
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This photo was just one of several we made this afternoon just down the street from the DEF JAM office, and CBGB's. It also appears published for the first time ever in the MY RULES book.
#hiphop #nyc #publicEnemy #ChuckD #DefJam #GoldenEra #MyRules #FuckYouHeroes #BombSquad #TimeBomb #RightStarter #OWS #protest #education #ButWhatAboutTheKids #hope #thatWhichDoesntKillUsMakesUsStronger #amerikkka #scaryTime

the NECROS from Maumee Ohio, on of those mid west hardcore punk groups that made a real impact, COREY RUSK, BARRY HENSLER, TODD SWALLA and Brian on guitar not pictured (circa 1981), inspired a lot of kids. This photo was made at NYC’s Infamous MUDD CLUB when they were on a “midwest” band tour with “Negative Approach” and the jokers in the “Meatmen”. It was really a great showcase for their midwest take on the genre... there were a few others to follow but these guys got around...They skated too! Other mid west greats i got to see later were Die Kreuzen, the Effigies, Zero Boys and a few others you should look up.
Barry wrote a piece for my original MY RULES photozine and the portrait i used beside his words was of him doing a “bert” at the hallowed Kenter Canyon school yard. the ingenuous editorials in the back of the MY RULES ‘zine, Barry was in good company along side H.R. of Bad Brains, Jello Biafra, Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris, Al Barile, Ian MacKaye and Tim Kerr (for Biscuit of the Big Boys)... ... #punkrock #punk #midwest #NECROS #HardcorePunk #skaters #inspiration #integrity #IQ32 #MyRules #MyRulesPhotozine #MuddClub #TouchAndGo

My old friend TONY ALVA turned 61 years old this week. I made these clips at PIER 62 here in NYC, with my iPod less than two years ago. He’s the definition of STYLE. Go watch Dogtown and Z-Boys again. Look at all the amazing photographs of him in the MY RULES book... I can’t wait for you all to see the revised and updated “DOGTOWN - The Legend of the Z-BOYS” book coming next summer being published via @akashicbooks ... @thetonyalva1957 #MadDog #Zephyr #OG #ZBOY #DogTown #STYLE #ALVA #SkateBoarding #OldTimer #61 #Radical #Vertical #PoolSkating #BlueTileObsession #ParkSkating #Pier62 #Gnarly #FuckYouHeroes #MyRules #TonyBlueTile

JAM MASTER JAY of Run-DMC sporting his Dapper Dan LV Suit to the extreme. On stage at The World , an old Lower East Side club here in Manhattan where we all used to frequesnt and where they fimed a sequence for the movie TOUGHER THAN LEATHER. Y’all know Jay was the best. R.I.P. #inspiration #integrity #JamMasterJay #JasonMizell #JMJ #TogetherForever #Film #HipHop #DJ #TheBestDJ #MardiGras #GoldRope #DookieChain #TougherThanLeather #NextBook

BLACK FLAG (spring 1983) This rare photograph was never seen until NOW scanned for the MY RULES book but another made the cut. Black Flag playing a garage party on a Saturday afternoon in West Los Angeles at my request, in order to get as many SUICIDALs together at one time, admission was you needed to be wearing your ST hand drawn shirt to get in the back yard (unless you came w/BLACK FLAG) all so i could photograph as many of their shirts as possible for the forthcoming debut SUICIDAL TENDENCIES album cover. I produced the album, shot all the photos, designed the whole shit and even managed the band for a while, til integrity forced me to quit... This was an incredible gig, BLACK FLAG were incredible, and in fact it was Dez's last time playing in the original band. There's some video you can find on line if you don't believe me, shot by Al Flipside. #DOPE #punkrock #HeavyBeyondWords and I can't front, when the Suicidal's played after Black Flag, they couldn't even get through a full song before shit was knocked down, and had to keep starting over and over, it was wild... #garageband #garageparty @SuicidalTendencies #HenryRollins #DezCadena #ChuckDukowski #GregGinn #billstevenson - And contrary to popular belief, this was not Mike Muir's garage, but in fact it was the garage of the grandmother of one of ST's roadies Albert. #DIY #KeepItReal #OldSchool #Westside #PUNK

Did i forget to mention better photos than this appears in the MY RULES book? #MyRules #GetTheNewBook

P.S. I was using my trusty PENTAX with the 17mm fisheye and the double flash bracket contraption i built for skateboarding photos to make this photograph. #inspiration #integrity #FuckYouHeroes #MYRULES #GetTheNewBook heads up that’s SPOT on the far right.

LANCE MOUNTAIN at Pier 62 skatepark here in NYC not too long ago. I can do this anytime, just gots to be inspired. Lance is one of my favorites, period. This recent photo also appears in the MY RULES book. #skateboarding #inspiration #Integrity #Heart #JesusIsHisHomeboy #LANCE #Pier62 #NYC #👁 #FILM #Sprocketholes #REAL #Photography #ThisIsHowItsDone #Clouds #Composition #verticalSkateboarding #PoolSkating #SkatePark

Found this in my email today, never got to see this thing done but here’s a clip that was made for IG. thanks Vinca

ROBERTO CLEMENTE one of my biggest and first inspirations and heroes as a kid and to this day #Legend #LetsGoBucs #Humanitarian #Inspiration #Integrity #Pirates #PuertoRico
If you don’t know why i would post this please take a few minutes and look him up 👊🏽✊🏽✌🏽⚾️ today would have been his 84th birthday. .
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The photographs in this post were NOT made by me.

JAY ADAMS 1977, doing what he did best, in West Los Angeles. Personification of RADICAL an inspiration to all skateboarders for attitude and ability on a skateboard. 4 years ago today he died. He was not perfect, he was a trouble maker in the purest sense... and he sometimes went too far, his lifes mistakes did not inspire so we don’t dwell on them. His style, his attitude, his instinct and integrity made him and help made us. Jay was a work in progress like many of us. I knew him for many years through thick and thin. My first ever published photograph was of him when he was just 15 and i was 14. The OG Z-Boy, Zephyr Team rider. He helped, inadvertently of course, make skateboarding what it is today. We honor him today for that. Jay Adams Rest In Peace. #Skateboarding #JayBoy #JayAdams #ZBoy #Zephyr #DogTown #Legend #style #aggression #ZFlex #BlueTileObsession #WLA #BackYardPool #FuckYouHero #MyRules (yes this photo is huge in the MY RULES book and was one of my favorites in Fuck You Heroes too) one of my all time favorite skateboarding style photos, old school surf style on vertical like few others.

KING TEE and i sitting in the back of one of his friend's pick up truck, speeding by the tracks, circa 89 is my guess, for ACT A FOOL, 1st of the three albums we made photos for together - i really love this photo, just something about it, time of day, wind, light, just oozing "real" - .
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Have a great rest of the week, fuck the conservatives, go do something for the kids, for the planet ✌🏽❤️ #LA #KingTee #ActAFool #HipHop #westCoast #MothaFuckas #SouthCentral #Compton #Cruising #OldSchool #RhymeSyndicate #FAM #Gangsta #FILM #Photography #SlyAndTheFamilyStone #justcuz #inspiration #dookieRope #sunset #dusk #holdinitdown #locs #MyRules #Integrity #IfYouKnowYouKnowIfYouDontYouDont #BreathinInBreathinOutAllGood #RogerMcBride

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