Short Film on Seattle Grunge Photographer, Steve Gullick: 'Punk As F---' (NSFW)

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Steve Gullick, one of rock music's most prominent photographers of our time takes us into his darkroom and talks about the short time he spent capturing Seattle's Grunge scene during 1990-1993. Steve shot bands like The Screaming Trees, Soundgarden and Nirvana for Melody Maker and Sounds. Filmed in late February 2013 by Joe Watson before Steve's exhibition 'Punk As Fuck' opened in London, Steve explains how he got involved in the scene and his quick departure after Kurt Cobain's untimely suicide. 

Steve speaks about his experience shooting the crazy energy coming from bands in that era of rock history. He also admits that while being a professional in the music photography industry his approach to shooting a gig was relaxed, fun-filled and was even occasionally drunk while shooting some of the shows. The majority of the photos in the exhibition were shot with a 20mm lens and that being close to the bands was essential to achieving the shot.

"I think a part of being a successful photographer is not always having your camera on you. Being just a human, you know?" -Steve Gullick 

Steve exhibition is still open in London until March 31st.  'Punk As Fuck' will be running at Indo at 133 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DT until March 31.

 

 
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Punk as funk? Of... you typed it at the end of your article... lol.

Punk as funk? Oh... you typed it at the end of your article... lol.

I like how raw and honest the photos felt, he was really capturing people and moments, not like the promo, posed, commercial shots of bands you tend to see nowadays. Makes me want to grab my FT2 or Yashica off the shelf and go shoot a roll for a change.