Michael Grecco is an awardwinning commercial photographer and film director noted for his iconic celebrity portraits, innovative magazine covers, editorial images, and advertising spreads for NBC/Universal, GE, Pfizer, HBO, Kodak, ABC, IBM, Yahoo!, ESPN, WIRED, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Premier, and more. His distinguished work is regularly featured in prestigious galleries such as Louis Stern, G. Ray Hawkins, Stephen Cohen, and Fahey Klein.
In 162 gorgeous color and black-and-white photos, Grecco takes readers back to a vibrant bygone era as his camera captures the performers' raw energy and outrageousness both onstage and off. -- Newsday You can feel the intensity in every shot collected... -- The Boston Globe ...a heavyweight, gorgeously visual tome for the coolest of coffee tables. -- WickedLocal ...like so many great eyes of his time, the punk rock scene of the late 70's and 80's, on both coasts, helped formulate his artistic individualism. Now that heady decade and a half are collected not only in his camera, but in the lavish new coffee table book... -- LA Weekly Acclaimed photographer Michael Grecco brings us back to the chaotic energy of punk rock era in the late 70s to early 90s... -- WGBH Whether an action shot from the stage wing or a quiet backstage portrait, the photographs provide another perspective on the bands and musicians that defined the energy, chaos, grit and creativity of punk, post-punk and new wave. -- Cool Hunting A photographic document of a critical pocket of the American punk scene in all its brash and seedy glory. -- Kirkus