Punk Rock music was born out of a need for something and most members of such bands had no musical training and limited skills therefore they would break the rules of music composition. Making Punk rock a music genre without any limits or barriers. Meanwhile across the pond in the UK the economy and the government were not in the state they are today. England's youth were unemployed angry and with loads of time to waste. This is the place were Punk fashion is born and the birthplace of The Sex Pistols.
I was so happy to be able to photograph a Punk concert in my city it was my latest assignment for the local paper. Why would I be crazy enough to want to be in the middle of a mosh pit?
Well, I too had strong opinions and free time when I was a teen. Homeless roaming the earth... angry at my makers... at society... at the government... anti anything that was not making me happy. I found a home in Punk rock music. They were screaming my anthem they were the rejected lost youth ... they were those that after the 60's hippies had the guts to scream back at the face of those in power.
I made it out of my Punk rock youth era some were not that lucky and are no longer here...
Some have become successful. One of my punk rock friends is a Grammy award winning artist... Another friend of mine from my Punk rock days is an amazing artist and one day books will be written about him and how his art has influenced not only the art world but Latin American artists. Many of the revolutionaries minds today were Punk rockers as kids and for that reason today I celebrate the spirit of the Punk Rock movement... The same movement that taught me strength and boldness. Because it gave me a voice when I needed one because it taught me not to conform and to be a leader not a follower.
Next up... The Russian ballet it's all about balance peeps.
Have an awesome rockin' weekend and please...