Germs

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Germs and Jenny Lens Photos

SEE and HEAR more about Darby Crash and the Germs! This iconic early punk band, cited by Kurt Cobain, were close friends of legendary punk photographer Jenny Lens, MFA. Her insightful portraits of Darby (and Germs) at parties, around town and onstage reveal the fun yet troubled man behind the onstage persona. SEE and HEAR about this LA punk band from Jenny Lens, the most published West Coast punk photographer during their era. She photographed them in early 1977 to late 1980, mostly offstage and some performances. Several of her photos, esp of Darby Crash, are iconic and seen in internationally books, mags, CDs, docs and online.

Her candid photos of Darby Crash, Pat Smear, Lorna Doom, drummers Nickey Beat and Don Bolles, plus their producer and superstar Joan Jett, reveal their playful personalities off stage. She documented that early LA punk scene more thoroughly than any other photographer, often being the only photographer at many small, intimate gatherings.

Her insightful portraits of Darby Crash at parties and around town reveal the troubled man behind the onstage persona. Her photos are known internationally. Here is your opportunity to see and hear more about this revered LA punk band by Jenny Lens, MFA, the most published West Coast punk photographer during their era.