Blondie guitarist Chris Stein’s new photo book, “Point Of View: Me, New York City and the Punk Scene” was published Monday. Talking to Rolling Stone, Stein talks about photographing New York City in the late 1960s and the 70s, which he says was “not that long ago, but it seems like a long, long time.”
Serving as a sort of sequel to his 2014 book, “Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk,” the book features black and white photos of the city from Stein’s time as a student at the School of Visual Arts, both before and after Blondie took off as a band. Along with pictures of New York City locals and buildings, fans will get a look at photos of Debbie Harry, David Bowie, William S. Burroughs, Andy Warhol, Iggy Pop and more.
Stein admits it was never his goal to become a photographer, even though he went to school for photography… which is the same way he thought about playing with Blondie. “I don’t know if I ever had any expectations about career stuff,” he says. “Kids nowadays see joining a band as a career option, and I don’t think anybody back then saw that. You just did it for fun and just to do it and to make art.”
Fans can purchase the book and find more information HERE.
Source: Rolling Stone