Back in March of 1980, I was hired to photograph a Punk Fashion Show at Spit Nightclub, in Boston, MA.
My friends Jeanne and (Rude Boy) Andy, were models in the show and my roommate Krystyna did makeup for the show.
This was my favorite photo, because I love the look on the faces in the crowd when Jeanne and her friend came onstage in underwear.
It was a pretty wild night at one of Boston’s most popular clubs.
I actually ended up using these Fashion Show images for a Music Video I created for Skin Tight by the Peter Dayton Band. As I was uploading my video to YouTube, I found actual video footage, from this same Fashion Show!
The video footage is a lot “racier” than my images are and makes this look more like a soft-core “porn” Fashion Show, rather than a Punk Fashion Show! Nonetheless, the footage is interesting and Krystyna and I even show up in it, at different intervals. (Don’t blink or you’ll miss us.)
I’ll add a link to the video footage from this Fashion Show as well as a Gallery of my images below. I couldn’t find all the negs so most of these were scanned from contact sheets, hence the weird look to some of them!
I also love the photo below, which shows my friend Andy, smack dab in the middle of all the models! (Seems he was always fighting to get in that spot!)
Photos from “Some Like It Punk” Fashion Show – Spit Nightclub – Boston, MA – 3/19/1980
Click the image below to read an article on the LA Punk/New Wave Music Scene that used two of my images from this Punk Fashion Show as illustrations.
Click here to watch the video of this Punk Fashion Show (Video by Jan Crocker)