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Edward Colver's Iconic Jump Shot
Edward Colver's Iconic Jump Shot
Dead Kennedys at the Whisky 1982
Dead Kennedys at the Whisky 1982
Portrait of Ice Cube
Portrait of Ice Cube
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“The Eye of LA Punk”

Edward has created 20th Century Icons with his photographs. Colver is best known for his early punk photographs. The moments he captured on film will live on as icons not only because of the vision of the photographs themselves, but because they eloquently document the birth of punk music, fashion, art and lifestyle in Los Angeles. This web site presents punk rock photography from the photographer who defined the style.  Rock photographer Edward Colver is best known for his punk photography and his work was featured extensively in the film American Hardcore

Edward helped define punk photography and continues to leave his mark on music. He has been shooting photographs for over 44 years and never ran an ad, never solicited work, never published his phone number and uses funeral sympathy cards with his information stamped on them for “business cards.”

His work was featured in the film and the book “American Hardcore”. You can learn more at his Wikipedia page here
Licensing and other inquiries: Please email: thepeople@edwardcolver.com

“As many of you know, punk and hardcore changed my life by showing me that through resourceful independence people can build their own scene and be creative on their own terms. Edward Colver shot some amazing photographs of the hardcore scene and one became the cover for Steven Blush’s excellent book “American Hardcore”. Anyone who cares about the influence of indie music should check him out.” Shepard Fairey

“The reason so many people consider Edward Colver the photographer of note of that era is that his photographs, besides documenting the people and the milieu, are informed by Colver’s transcendent artistic vision as a photographer. That is why so many of his images of that scene at that time have become iconic touchstones.” Richard Vidan

“Colver, who is known for his stark, black-and-white photographs of Southern California’s hard-core, punk-rock explosion,
braved flying beer bottles and stage divers’ boots to capture some of the most energetic live photographs from the scene.
‘I was out on an average of five nights a week for five years shooting photographs,“ he said. “Sometimes I would go to two shows a night.
I lived and breathed it.” – Jason Gelt LA TIMES