PUNXELATED #3, 10€, 8½” x 11½”, glossy, color, 64 pgs.

Sep 16, 2021

It’s been years since Marc Gärtner put out his last issue of Punxelated. However, the pandemic gave him the opportunity to scrape together some great color photographs for this issue. Marc is a German-based photographer and this issue has photos of punk bands including Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Lillingtons, War On Women, and a number of other bands I wasn’t familiar with, most likely because they’re from Europe and I’m in the States. That said, Marc has come to The Fest in Gainesville a number of times and many of the shots are from that event. He does a great job capturing performances from a number of angles. Many of the shots are right up front and depict lots of emotion and action, including literal blood and sweat (but no tears that I could see). In one shot of a musician screaming, I could see his uvula. There is also some writing by Marc about trips to Belgium and about the band Iron Chic. This is a little pricey, but if you want to see talented, high-quality action photos of some great punk bands, this is worth getting. –Kurt Morris (punxelated.com)

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