V. Vale’s first photography art book, Underground Living.
Includes more than 75 COLOR photos selected from the 100,000 V. Vale has taken.
Features photos of early Ramones shows, Henry Rollins, Lydia Lunch, John Waters, Genesis P-Orridge, William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Kathy Acker, Survival Research Labs, Nick Cave, Christiana F, Neubauten members, and many more!
“V. Vale has traversed the major global underground movements of the past century (including Beatniks, Hippies, Punk, Industrial, kitsch, retro-styles, surrealism, situationism, queer, incredibly strange films and music, performance art, feminism, zines—and more). Along the way, he documented it all, taking over 100,000 photos. Here, for the first time in book form, are 80 “personal” images of underground living, selected from the depths of Vale’s vast photographic archive.”
Joey Ramone, Nuns vocalist Jeff Olener, and temporary Nuns bassist “Leslie” backstage at the Mabuhay Gardens, 1977.
Throbbing Gristle founding member Cosey Fanni Tutti and Tana Emmolo (Monte Cazazza’s girlfriend) were discussing nail polish when they were rudely interrupted.
Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) on his first trip to San Francisco was delighted to discover that Tana Emmolo’s white high heels fit perfectly!