Daily Dose Pick: Grunge

With images of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Smashing Pumpkins and text by Thurston Moore, Michael Lavine’s photo book is a grunge almanac.

As label photographer for Sub Pop Records in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Lavine spent as much time snapping the street scenes in Olympia and Seattle as the bands that made them famous. Grunge collects over 180 of his pictures, ranging from tattooed street-corner angels to the musical artists who would define a generation.

Check out more selections from the book, watch a video trailer, buy a copy of Grunge, and keep up with the artist on his blog.

Grunge_p17_PunkCouple
Punk Couple, Seattle, 1983 (p17)

Grunge_p25_JohnnyCat
Johnny Cat, Seattle, 1983 (25)

Grunge_p33_Trenchcoats
Trenchcoats on the Ave, Seattle, 1983 (p33)

Grunge_p45_MotleyCrew
Motley Crew, Seattle, 1983 (p45)

Grunge_p77_Trashed
Trashed, Seattle, 1983 (p77)

Grunge_p85_SonicYouth
Sonic Youth, 1988 (p85)

Grunge_p87_DinosaurJr
Dinosaur Jr, 1989 (p86)

Grunge_p90_PGalore
Pussy Galore, 1989 (p90)

Grunge_p110_Mudhoney
Mudhoney, 1988 (p110)

Grunge_p113_SmashingPumpkins
Smashing Pumpkins, 1991 (p113)

Grunge_p142_KurtCourt
Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love 1992 (p142).jp