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.
Punk Couple, Seattle, 1983 (p17)
Johnny Cat, Seattle, 1983 (25)
Trenchcoats on the Ave, Seattle, 1983 (p33)
Motley Crew, Seattle, 1983 (p45)
Trashed, Seattle, 1983 (p77)
Sonic Youth, 1988 (p85)
Dinosaur Jr, 1989 (p86)
Pussy Galore, 1989 (p90)
Mudhoney, 1988 (p110)
Smashing Pumpkins, 1991 (p113)
Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love 1992 (p142).jp