Circle Jerks #2
Keith Morris of the Circle Jerks, Goleta Valley Community Center January 21, 1983
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta (100% cotton)
32x24 edition of 70: $1200, $1500 Framed
Kevin Salk was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California. He got involved in the punk rock scene in the early 1980’s. It was the music, the intensity, and the sense of belonging to a group that didn’t belong that appealed to him the most. Being a collector of fanzines, Kevin saw photographs by Ed Colver and Glen Friedman in Flipside and others. He thought to himself “maybe I could take photos too”. He started with a point and click and then graduated to a Minolta 35mm camera. He built a dark room in bathroom and started to develop his own photographs. His photography “career” last only a little over a year. During that time he took many iconic shots of Black Flag, The Misfits, The Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, The Descendents and handful of other bands. After the summer of 1983, Kevin put all his photographs, flyers and records into storage . They stayed there for over almost 40 years. Kevin is now represented by Fathom Gallery in West LA. His first book “Punk: Photos From A Fan’s Perspective” was published in September 2021. He has been featured in numerous blogs, magazine articles, and podcasts around the world. He had his first solo photography show in January 2020. Kevin resides in his hometown of Manhattan Beach with his girlfriend, Dr. Elizabeth Raney,
PhD, and their 2 year old pug, Whiskey. He is active cyclist and has gotten back into taking photographs of punk rock bands. He is a very proud father of two daughters, Abby (27) and Ashley (24).