Punk Pioneers Podcast and Photos with Jenny Lens, mfa

Hi! I'm Jenny Lens, the most published early west coast punk photographer, 1976-80. 

I posted member-only exclusive audio, photos and video of Blondie, Germs, Joan Jett, the Masque, X and more! Watch and hear as soon as you join!

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Debbie Harry, Blondie, just turned 75. Hear the story behind my famous Blondie photos. See Blondie photos you've never seen.

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ONLY doing this because people like YOU keep asking for stories and photos! 

One of 10 Influential Rock Photographers

Adorama Camera

"Jenny Lens was not just one of the few photographers chronicling the early punk scene in both North America and London, she was also one of the few women working in a very male-dominated field

Her life is pretty fascinating and made up of the three acts usually associated with characters in movies and novels." Read more @ Adorama Camera.

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“Please investigate PUNK PIONEERS by photographer Jenny Lens, who captured the scene so perfectly.” — Henry Rollins, LA Weekly

Joan Jett (still in Runaways), Exene and John Doe (months before X ever played!), Rand McNally (before he co-founded Dangerhouse Records) and Pleasant Gehman (before she created Lobotomy fanzine -- first issue used my Mumps photo on cover and I was only photographer listed in masthead --  and wrote for LA Weekly). 

X's apartment, circa April 1977. Cheap Trick recently opened for Runaways. Joan is wearing their iconic t-shirt.

Want to see and hear about our informal gatherings at X's home? Where was it? Who hung there? Who were their neighbors? I know  ...

Punk: LA, New York, England and the World

April 9-18, 1977 was THE most amazing week in punk. For the World! CLICK on the vid above! Good stuff.

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"Seminal punk photographer Jenny Lens was rarely celebrated, but responsible for many of the Hollywood scene's most iconic and honest images."

Urb magazine, July/August 2006


I shot THE classic photos: Ramones, Joan Jett/Runaways, X, Darby Crash, Germs, Screamers, the Masque, Clash, Sex Pistols, Damned and more.

IF you are an early punk fan, you've seen my photos. Often without my name. Fanzines, magazines, books, doc, merch (usually bootlegged).

NOW hear the TRUE TALL TALES behind my photos, many seen, many more never seen. The people I shot, parties, street, backstage, and yeah, the BEST punk rock shows ever! NEW stories only for your ears.

For a few bucks a month, hear the facts from "the Girl with the Camera Eye," (anointed by Patti Smith). So get with it or get left behind. Your choice. Good rockin' tonight.

"The was a time when Punk Rock was dangerous, man -- in a cerebral way. And Jenny Lens was there to record it all."

Garage Magazine

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Great op to really study my photos, with added detail from my oral True Tall Tales

Have fun and keep rockin', no matter how bleak and difficult life can be at times. 

"The infamous Jenny Lens, supreme master of the punk rock photo."

San Francisco Bay Guardian

I KNEW and hung out with everyone in this and most photos. Private parties and spontaneous gatherings. In the eye of the storm. Ground Zero.

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Jenny Lens In Action

I've always been camera shy, but so glad there's a few images of myself! I painted my face as if I were Fauve ("Wild Beast") Matisse on acid.

I made most of my jewelry and some of my clothes. Sadly, most of my jewelry, some clothes, cherished old movie and art books and more were stolen.

Hollywood punks were a rough crowd. Amazing I got out alive!

Although worse thieves later. People who said they wanted to help my archive. 

Instead they stole money, negatives and slides.

Gotta be made of strong stuff to survive. But it takes money and time and energy. 

IF you support my hard work, which I do for you, you'll open your wallets. Now. 

Plus tell others. On ALL social media. Often.

Thank you. 

Only then I am willing and able to share these True Tall Tales!

Robbie "Posh Boy" Fields, founder of Posh Boy Records and I were making out at a Screamers Party, January 20, 1978. Photographer Melanie Nissen took this photo. We were hanging out in the closet! Oh that was a wild party.

(Melanie is one of my two all time most fave photog. British Pennie Smith is my other fave.)

KK Barrett (drummer for Screamers and later nominated for an Oscar) and others were throwing spaghetti in the kitchen. And Moshe Brakha models were there ... that was the night I met his manager. Then we had an affair. 

I shot Divine at Fiorucci's, Beverly Hills, June 1978. I fried my dark, naturally curly hair while bleaching it to turn it magenta, using Crazy Color hair dye from England. LOL! I had no idea what I was doing, but that never stopped me!

The more I think about these times, the more I remember ... images come to life in front of my eyes, many in my mind. So vivid. As if it were last night.

Punk Pioneers Site for More Info

If you want to see more photos, read some stories, and more, check out my Punk Pioneers site. 

I'm not going to clutter this page with more testimonials, photos, short list of where my photos published or exhibited (haven't updated it in years) and lots more. Please just click or tap: Punk Pioneers.

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BANDS, Venues, Fanzines, Individuals

I can Tell True Tall Tales for most in this list. 

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AC/DC live, w/Steven Tyler, backstage
Alan Price
Alleycats
Arthur J and Goldcups
Avengers
Babys with John Waite
Backstage Pass
Bags
Berlin Brats
Black Randy
Blasters
Blondie
Blue
Blue Oyster Cult
Bo Diddley
Bob Marley
Bomp Records
Boomtown Rats
Brian Ferry
Buzzcocks
Captain Beefheart
Carl Perkins
Carlene Carter
Cars
Cheap Trick
Cherie Currie
Chris Spedding
Chuck Berry
Chuck E. Weiss
Clash Live
Joe Strummer
Mick Jones
Paul Simonon
Controllers
Cramps
Crime
Cruzados
Crystal Gayle
Damned
Dave Edmunds
David Johansen
Dead Boys
Deadbeats
Deaf School
Detective
Devo
Dickies
Dictators
Dils
Divine
DOA
Dogs
Dylan driving car
Eddie & Hot Rods
Elvis Costello
Escovdeo, Alejandro and Javier
Extremes
Eyes
Fabulous Poodles
Fashions/Fun
Fast
Filmex
Fiorucci Party
Fiorucci Wedding
Flesh Eaters
Furys
F-Word
Gang of Four
Germs
Go-Go's
Greg Kihn
Hollywood Stars
Howard Devoto/Magazine
Ian Drury
Iggy, onstage and his paintings, (NOT FOR SALE)
Jam
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (Gun Club)
Joan Jett
Joe Jackson
John Cale
John Hiatt
Johnny Winters
Kim Fowley
KISS
Know
Led Zeppelin
Lene Lovich
Levi & Rockats
Lou Reed
Lydia Lunch
Malcolm McLaren
Madness
Manhattan Transfer
Masque (many not posted)
Milk 'n' Cookies
Mink de Ville
Monitor
Monkees
Motels
Motors
Muddy Waters
Mumps
Needles 'n' Pins
Nerves
Nick Gilder
Nick Lowe
Nina Hagen
999
Nite City with Ray Manzarek
Nuns
Orchids
Parties
Party/Blondie/Screamers
Party/Damned/Screamers
Party, Des Barres, Pamela and Michael
Party/Farrah Good-bye
Party/Phast Phreddie
Party, Sgt. Pepper movie premiere
Party/Valentine's/Screamers
Party/X/Farrah
Party/Xanadu
Patti Smith
Pearl Harbor
Pere Ubu
Peter Tosh
Pezband
PiL
Plugz
Police / Sting (more not posted)
Pop!
Queen
Quick
Rachel Sweet
Ramones (NOT FOR SALE)
Ray Manzarek
Ready Mades
Records
REO Speedwagon
Rick Derringer
Rickie Lee Jones
Robert Gordon
Robinoos
Rockabilly Rebels (with/without Ray Campi)
Rockpile: Dave Edmunds/Nick Lowe
Rodney Bingenheimer
Rolling Stones
Roxy Music
Roy Loney
Rubber City Rebels
Runaways
Screamers
Sex Pistols
Sham 69
Shock
Skulls
Southside Johnny
Sparks
Specials
Stephen T
Suburban Lawns
Talking Heads
Television
Tom Petty
Tom Robinson
Tom Waits
Tom Waits/Rickie Lee Jones, Shangri-La recording studio
Tremors
Tubes
Tuff Darts
20/20
Ultravox
UXA
Van Halen
Venus and the Razorblades
VOM
Weirdos
Wildcats
X
XTC
Zeros
Zippers

Fanzines
Back Door Man
Lobotomy
Slush
Street Life

Flyers

Venues
Forum
Masque
Roxy
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Starwood
Tower Records
Whisky
Other misc places

Homes
Screamers
X apt
Some other places ...

Punks
Alison Punk Bunny
Brad Dunning (artist, famous interior designer)
Casey Cola
Chase Holiday
Cherie the Penguin
Chloe
DD Faye
Don Waller
Farrah Faucet-Minor aka Faye Hart ("She had to leave Los Angeles")
Gabi Berlin
Gene Scalutti (rock critic)
Gorilla Rose
Gregg Turner
Hal Negro
Hellin Killer
Jade Zebest
Jenny Lens
Joseph Fleury (Sparks/ Mumps manager)
Kid Congo Norvelle (Brian Tristan)
Liara (Chase's sister)
Malissa
Mary Rat
Natasha
Patti and Sally
Phast Phreddie
Philomena Winstanley
Pleasant Gehman
Randy Kaye
Regi Mental
Richard Meltzer (rock critic)
Sandy Pearlman (Clash producer)
Sheila
Shannon Wilhelm
Spazz Attack
Stan Lee
Tony the Tiger
Trixie
Trudie