Thursday, February 24, 2005

Photos: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, with SCUM and SUDDEN IMPACT opening at La Boheme, Montreal 1985

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SUDDEN IMPACT
scum
SCUM

SUDDEN IMPACT* and SCUM opened for SUICIDAL TENDENCIES on April 8, 1985 at La Boheme, a club on St.Laurent and Roy in Montreal. More
SCUM photos are on my Indyfoto site. GENETIC CONTROL also played on the bill but I unfortunately missed their show.

*(Thanks to Death for the ID!)


 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 1985

 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 1985

 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 1985

 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 1985

 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 1985
One of my favourite pit shots- I was literally hanging off a speaker for this one!

In case you're wondering why the audience photos are so dramatically different than the band and pit shots- the former were taken available light without flash. Possible because they were stationary enough to allow a slow shutter speed, and the spotlight was aimed directly at them. Whereas the band was moving and the lighting on them was abysmal. I had to use a flash, which removes all ambiance. It was a pretty rough little space so you can't expect much as a photographer, but even the large shows don't accommodate photographers in terms of their choice of filters etc. I prefer not to use flash but necessity dictates.



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Montreal 1984, Photos: Jardin Chez Josephine Sberna’s garden on Drolet

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These photos mark the first time I visited the home of Josephine Sberna, who became a dear friend. She is in the upper left of the garden, as seen from the stairs. I find it so hard to print some of these photos as they captures such an innocent, happy moment- when we were blissfully and thankfully unaware of what destinies would befall us. Sweet, charming, wonderful Josephine, who would be murdered by an ex boyfriend 9 years later in Montreal. It still hurts- I will never get over the horror of her death- or that the man who did it was rumoured to have avoided prison even though he was identified while withdrawing money from her ATM bank account. Her mother however was told that the man who killed Josephine received 8 years- and has asked me to verify this.

In 2007 I finally had a chance to visit her family grave in Marignane, France, where she was born and is now buried.
josephine sberna 2007





josephine sberna 1984

josephine sberna 1984

josephine sberna 1984

josephine sberna 1984
Sheila Urbanowski


I began a facebook group,
In memory of Josephine Sberna: Inoubliable!
, for her friends to have a place to remember her.



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Linda Dawn Hammond,MFA, AKA Dawn One, is a photographer and journalist. As a teenager in 1976, she began covering music events for various magazines. During the late 70s she became involved in punk, documenting an insider's perspective of the music, political and social scenes in Montreal, Toronto, NYC, the UK and Europe, included in this blog as photographs and commentary. Linda Dawn Hammond continues to work as a photojournalist, specializing in music, art and politics. As a fine arts photographer, she has exhibited in galleries been and published widely.