“When I came of age in the late 70’s and early 80’s, it was in the middle of an artistic rebellion that changed the face of politics and culture forever. This was the era of Punk; bold, self-expressed, and free. An era of music, attitude and fashion that spat in the face of the established norms. I had grown up in an old-world Italian household in suburban New York. I was told how to be, how not to be. I felt stifled. Walking into my first Punk club in Boston, I found I suddenly joined a club where everybody belonged. I could finally be myself, or at least find out who I really was, and I dove headfirst into a journey of social and artistic freedom. The spirit of Punk was extraordinary. It marked me forever. As you look at these images, I hope you also get touched by its infectious freedom.” – Michael Grecco
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