I have a web-only piece in LA Weekly today on Glen E. Friedman, whose name you might not recognize, but whose photos you most certainly would–even if only because he was the guy who shot the cover of Check Your Head. He’s also well known in musical circles for his seminal shots of Dogtown and the Z-Boys, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Fugazi, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, etc. etc.
If you live in town, I highly advise you to catch the retrospective at Shepherd Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery in Echo Park, playing now until January 9th. If not, his books are certainly worth checking for. And if you’re so inclined, head over to the Weekly, where I cover the opening, accompanied by a slide show complete with guest appearances from Brett Ratner, Russell Simmons and Tony Alva. I had the chance to interview Friedman last week and you’ll find that there too. Along with advertisements for Girl on Girl Tuesday Nights at the Viper. Hey, you’ve got to pay the bills somehow.
(More Friedman Photos after the jump)