Ed Arnaud: Photos from hardcore punk shows in Tuscon 1982 – 1984

11.09.11 Words by: Charlie Jones

Ed Arnaud’s flash freezes raw hard core moments in grimey detail.

“I used to sneak my camera into some shows… era big bell bottom pants and my knee high tube socks. I stuffed my camera body in one sock, and the lens in the other. I only had a 50mm lens at the time. You could kind of see a wobble when I walked, but I walked carefully through the entrance doors. Back then, I remember bouncers would only check my waist area, bottles or weapons, I guess.”

Check out his photos of The Clash and The Police

Ed still works as a live photographer today, though he’s since swapped his 50mm lens and 35mm film for a more digital aesthetic.

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