Fuck You Heroes is photographer Glen E. Friedman's uncompromising look at the radicals of youth culture in the extreme worlds of skateboarding, punk and rap. From day one behind his camera, Friedman has had an unerring ability to be in the right place ahead of everybody else. He was a teenaged photographer for 'Thrasher' and 'Skateboarder' magazines, he created the seminal one-hit punk fanzine 'My Rules', worked with Black Flag and Suicidal Tendencies in their early days, wrote for Maximum Rock & Roll, did street promotion for Def Jam's west coast office and shot sleeve photos for everyone from Minor Threat to Public Enemy. This book presents the photographic distillation of Glen's ethic: it's about the perfect shots of the people who live by the touchstones of intensity and integrity.
Near fine condition (slight wear on the back cover).
Never content to rest on his laurels, Friedman reopened his vast photo files after the publication of Fuck You Heroes, and before long a second book was assembled: Fuck You Too- The Extras and More. The title sums it up perfectly. With Fuck You Heroes being a serious document of a specific time and group of subjects, this book is a looser, wider collection of Glen's shots featuring approximately 350 mostly colour images of the pioneers, iconoclasts and madmen of skateboarding, punk and rap. Each shot captures an honest, intimate moment of power from the likes of Minor Threat, Black Flag, Tony Alva, Germs, Run DMC, TSOL, The Ramones, Public Enemy and many more.
Fair condition (water damage on some of the final pages).
Publisher : Burning Flags Pr; Revised edition (January 1, 1997)
Language : English
Hardcover : 148 pages
ISBN-10 : 0964191601
ISBN-13 : 978-0964191600
Item Weight : 2.56 pounds
Dimensions : 11 x 0.75 x 11 inches