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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

S.S. DECONTROL (a.k.a. Society System Decontrol, a.k.a. SSD) SPRINGA on vocals, circa 1982 playing at the infamous Paramount theater. There was a big riot after this show in Staten Island. It was an amazing show. Dead Kennedys, D.O.A. and NY band Kraut were also on the bill. S.S. Decontrol were THE Boston hardcore punk band, one of the greatest bands of the era from the NorthEast.
I was good friends with this crew and we got them out to L.A. for at least a couple of big shows i was a part of setting up during the Suicidal Tendencies headlining days. Most obvious show comes to mind was the huge one at The Olympic auditorium, Suicidal headlining, SS DECONTROL, The Minutemen, The Abandoned (a Tony Adolescent band of the moment) with either them or the Red Hot Chili Peppers Opening... Classic shit.
Al Barile the leader of the band wrote an essay for my original MY RULES Photozine, and has a couple of big images up front in the MY RULES book and maybe this image is there too... #inspriration #Boston #JakePhelpsRIP #harDCore #punk #straightEdge #RIOT #AL #JAIME #SPRINGA #CHRIS #SSD #SSDECONTROL #integrity #Xclaim #TheKidsWillHaveTheirSay #MyRules

I actually met Jake Phelps for the first time this hot summer day in 1996 at the Skatepark in Marseille, France. I had no idea we shared friends from Boston, and in the hardcore Punk circles in general. He was usually quiet and reserved around me. On rare occasion when we would get into a heated discussion regarding skateboard history, he showed a knowledge and passion like few others. When i worked a bit with him at THRASHER, after Kevin Thatcher passed on the reigns, he wasn’t the easiest guy to communicate with, but we had our moment, and i could and would not ever doubt his dedication and pure love for skateboarding. I am sorry as is most of the skateboard world for his passing. But he had the passion in him like all those i relate to best, and that’s a lesson for all. Don’t loose it and live it till the end. You did that Jake, good for you kid. R.I.P. .

This photograph of ETHAN FOWLER from 1996 at the infamous skatepark in Marseille is a prime example of the beauty we can find in the architecture, athleticism and ART in skateboarding and its culture. I had not been making skate photos as much by this time, pretty rare in fact, and i did not have any idea this crew including Jake and Ethan were going to be there this day when i decided to take a drive up from Cannes with my little cousin for the afternoon to scope out the world famous spot. Lucky i had my camera with me, just my typical travel set up, a 20mm lens, not really optimal for skateboarding photography, but made this cool one. The image appeared for the first time in my book THE IDEALIST “In My Eyes 25 Years” you can read in my previous posts to find out what this book is all about, or on line search the title of the book. .
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The bio link will get you to the book.
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Although there are several skateboarding images and PUNK and Hip Hop photos, this book is an ART book. This is one of my all time favorites. For the real art and photography buffs out there. 👊🏽✌🏽✊🏽 #FILM #Inspiration #Integrity #35mm #ART #Photography #International #TheIdealist #PUNK #Landscapes #skateboarding #Beauty #HipHop #Composition 1976 -2001

PUBLIC ENEMY... i mean Homer and Bart as Chuck D. and Flavor in this homage to the greatest hip-hop album of all time based on the cover photograph of mine, by animation artist John Mathot @horriblemovienight who actually worked on the Simpsons for many years. Go to the Burning Flags Press facebook page ( www.facebook.com/glenEfriedman ) to see and download the full frame image he drew. Very cool.
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#PublicEnemy #ChuckD #Flavor #ItTakesANationOfMillionsToHoldUsBack #HipHop #Inspiration #integrity #PunkRock #art #TheSimpsons #Simpsons #HomerSimpson #BartSimpson #Springfield #BreakTheInternet

JELLO BIAFRA of DEAD KENNEDYS ... the one and only. Circa 1980 backstage bathroom at the Whisky-a-Go-Go (note the REAGAN t-shirt with the hand painted X through the middle) ... this may have been the first time i made photos with the DK’s one on one... lots of learning going on, stoked at how easy access was to the people we watched perform on stage the same night... PUNK ROCK creatively peaking era... this photograph now appears in the MY RULES book bigger and better than ever... and this photograph appears next to a great essay written specifically for the book by Jello... big inspiration to so much punk stuff back then and to this day in ways you may not realize #PunkRock #politics #ReaganNightmare #1980 #WakeUp #DeakKennedys #JelloBiafra #integrity #inspiration #PUNK #CaliforniaÜberAlles #ManWithTheDogs #policetruck #StealingPeoplesMail #Hollywood #RiotOnSunsetStrip #RealDeadKennedys #NoBiafraNoDKs .

KENT SENATORE on the Turning Point ramp somewhere in Florida where it was first built. This plexiglass and steel capsule with one end missing, and a hydraulic lift on the open end made it so the round end of the capsule could be carved upside down. Kent ruled this thing with “The Jerr”... Pretty amazing then and now. This was in early 1979. Kent Senatore was one of the early radical skaters from the San Fernando Valley, along with Jerry “the Jerr” Valdez and David “La Machine” Ferry. Kent lives in Hawaii now, great skater, thoughtful smart dude. .
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#skateboarding #Valley #ValSurf #TurningPointRamp #SkateboardMadness #1979 #SkateBoarderMagazine #Traknology #ArrowSkateboards #GullWingTrucks #UpsideDown #TurningPoint #Radical #Gnarly .
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This photograph first appeared in my book FUCK YOU HEROES and now also appears in the MY RULES book.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE NICE BIRTHDAY AND ANNUAL WISHES.
Let me finish this row of three now rather than tomorrow, had a great weekend. Here’s a much more recent photo, and much closer to home for me, taken on the 6th street pedestrian bridge over by the East River. I walked the photographer, who asked to shoot a portrait of me a few years back, Darren Wellhoefer, over there and helped to set up the shot 😉 row of three done! (only since it’s my birthday today am i doing this and i do find it awkward - done ‘till next year!) 🙄

#LES #EastVillage #NYC #FuckYouAll #Zephyr #SkateBoarding #hatebeinginfrontofthecamera #Photography #Attitude #CuttingMyTeeth #PUNKROCK #Inspired #Integrity #MyRules #HipHop #FuckYouHeroes #Heinz57 #birthday #OlderAndWiser #VEGAN #OldAsFuck #StillKickingAss .
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Go to link in bio to get the art book of my aesthetic. It’s dope! ✌🏽🙏🏽👊🏽
(It’ll be back in stock very soon, get it while it’s marked down!)

BONJOUR MOTHERFUCKERS! Please understand i do my instagram in rows of three so yeah I’m a tiny bit OCD 🤣 so I’ll be posting a row of 3 pictures of myself, one yeaterday, one today, one tomorrow. (only since it’s my birthday today) 🙄 This photograph was made by photographer Taisuke Yokoyama in TOKYO, Japan, during my first FUCK YOU ALL exhibition there at a place i believe was called Space Edge, opening over 20 years ago! .
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#Travel #FuckYouAll #SkateBoarding #Photography #Attitude #CuttingMyTeeth #PUNKROCK #Japan #Inspired @taiseye #SuperX #Integrity #MyRules #FuckYouHeroes #Tokyo #birthday #OlderAndWiser #OldAsFuck #StillKickingAss #dischordrecords .
Go to link in bio to get the art book of my aesthetic. It’s dope! ✌🏽🙏🏽👊🏽

Ok, understand i do my instagram in rows of three so yeah I’m a bit OCD or what ever it’s called 🤣 so I’ll be posting a row of 3 pictures of myself over the next three days (only since it’s my birthday tomorrow) 🙄 This photograph was made by the border wall in BELFAST, in northern Ireland. I went there for the day with my friends from Dublin after my FUCK YOU ALL exhibition opening in Dublin, almost 9 years ago. I had never been to Ireland before so i took it as a responsibility to go for historical, cultural and sociological reasons. It was a heavy visit, all i expected in beauty of the country side on the way up and back, and politics of the region while there . Coincidentally we ran into Gerry Adams behind the Parliament the next day. Pretty awesome. Yes, Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones made me curious as well of course. The curator of the gig, photographer, and DJ who became my friend Aidan Kelly made this photograph of me there, with my trusty Pentax k-1000. #Travel #FuckYouAll #SkateBoarding #Photography #CuttingMyTeeth #PUNKROCK #Belfast #Ireland #Inspired #Integrity #MyRules #FuckYouHeroes #SinnFéin #theTroubles
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Go to link in bio to get the art book of my aesthetic. It’s dope! ✌🏽🙏🏽👊🏽

This photograph of Q-TIP of “A Tribe Called Quest” circa 1993 at a recording studio in downtown Manhattan probably the neighborhood of Soho ... I don’t remember the occasion for us getting together to make these photographs, this afternoon we did, but we made some nice ones. They obviously became one of the greatest groups to come out of the “Native Tongues” clique. I helped them get their first record deal too! And that latest album they just put out last year is really great, probably the best album made by a group after so many years break. This photograph like all in THE IDEALIST is a prime example of the character and beauty we can find in performance, attitude and ART in Hip-Hop and its culture. The image appeared for the first time in my book THE IDEALIST “In My Eyes 25 Years” you can read in my previous nine posts to find out what this book is all about, or on line search the title of the book. .
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The link in my bio will take you directly to amazon page where it’s on sale, although it may be temporarily out of stock, take advantage of the sale price, because more books are being shipped to them as we speak (or search and find it anywhere you can for as little as you can).
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Although there are several skateboarding images and PUNK and Hip Hop photos, this book is an ART book with a political bend as well, with several essays scattered throughout, as i tend to do, from Ian MacKaye to Ralph Nader. From Cornel West to Ian F. Svenonius. And more.
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This beautiful book is one of my all time favorites. For the real art and photography buffs out there. 👊🏽✌🏽✊🏽 #FILM #Inspiration #Integrity #35mm #ART #Photography #International #TheIdealist #HipHop #PUNK #Landscapes #harDCore #ATribeCalledQuest #QTip #LoudFastRules #Beauty #HipHop #Composition #character #book 1976 -2001

This photograph of BAD BRAINS singer H.R. circa 1981 at CBGBs is a prime example of the beauty we can find in performance, attitude and ART in PUNK ROCK and its culture. Obviously this must be at the start of the show because H.R. still has his trench coat on. The image appeared for the first time in my book THE IDEALIST “In My Eyes 25 Years” you can read in my previous eight posts to find out what this book is all about, or on line search the title of the book. .
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The link in my bio will take you directly to amazon page where it’s on sale, although it may be temporarily out of stock, take advantage of the sale price, because more books are being shipped to them as we speak (or search and find it anywhere you can for as little as you can).
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Although there are several skateboarding images and PUNK and Hip Hop photos, this book is an ART book with a political bend as well, with several essays scattered throughout, as i tend to do, from Ian MacKaye to Ralph Nader. From Cornel West to Ian F. Svenonius. And more.
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This is one of my all time favorites. For the real art and photography buffs out there. 👊🏽✌🏽✊🏽 #FILM #Inspiration #Integrity #35mm #ART #Photography #International #TheIdealist #PUNK #Landscapes #harDCore #PublicEnemy #ChuckD #FlavorFlav #LoudFastRules #CBGB #Beauty #HipHop #Composition #character #book 1976 -2001 @herbalori #BadBrains #HR #PMA #FearlessVampireKillers #RightBrigade #SailinOn

This photograph of NEIL BLENDER circa 1982 at the original combi-Pool at the Pipeline Skatepark in Upland California is a prime example of the beauty we can find in the architecture, athleticism and ART in skateboarding and its culture. The image appeared for the first time in my book THE IDEALIST “In My Eyes 25 Years” you can read in my previous seven posts to find out what this book is all about, or on line search the title of the book. .
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The link in my bio will take you directly to amazon page where it’s on sale, although it may be temporarily out of stock, take advantage of the low sale price while you can, because more books are being shipped to them as we speak (or search and find it anywhere you can for as little as you can).
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Although there are several skateboarding images and PUNK and Hip Hop photos, this book is an ART book with a political bend as well, with several essays scattered throughout, as i tend to do, from Ian MacKaye to Ralph Nader. From Cornel West to Ian F. Svenonius. And more.
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This is one of my all time favorites. For the real art and photography buffs out there. 👊🏽✌🏽✊🏽 #FILM #Inspiration #Integrity #35mm #ART #Photography #International #TheIdealist #PUNK #Landscapes #skateboarding #LoudFastRules #sadlands #upland #pipeline #combipool #Beauty #HipHop #Composition #character #book 1976 -2001

This photograph of PUBLIC ENEMY’s CHUCK D. and FLAVOR FLAV in a jail cell in the New York City neighborhood of HELLS KITCHEN appeard for the first time in my book THE IDEALIST “In My Eyes 25 Years” ... you can read in my previous six posts to find out what this book is all about, or on line search the title of the book. .
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The link in my bio will take you directly to amazon page where it’s still available (or search and find it anywhere you can for as little as you can).
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This photograph was my second choice for the LP cover of the greatest Hip Hop album ever made “It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” the one that made the cover was not even one of my top 5 choices! In fact the first choice I made is also in my book “the idealist”... The one they used i threatened to destroy because the composition was not as good enough to me. But Hank and others deciding that on the cassette the one they picked showed more cell bars on the that tiny format, that was where most HipHop records were being sold at the time and they wanted it to be really clear that the were in a cell ...i tell the full story in a new book put together by Vikki Toback, called “Contact High” that chronicles proof sheets from dozens of hip hop photographers. You can also search the web for the story, I’ve told it many times 😉
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Although there are several skateboarding images and PUNK and Hip Hop photos, this book is an ART book with a political bend as well, with several essays scattered throughout, as i tend to do, from Ian MacKaye to Ralph Nader. From Cornel West to Ian F. Svenonius. And more.
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This is one of my all time favorites. For the real art and photography buffs out there. 👊🏽✌🏽✊🏽 .
#FILM #Inspiration #Integrity #35mm #ART #Photography #International #TheIdealist #PUNK #Landscapes #harDCore #PublicEnemy #ChuckD #FlavorFlav #LoudFastRules #CBGB #Beauty #HipHop #Composition #character #book 1976 -2001

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