Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Photos: NINA HAGEN, Spectrum, Montreal, January, 1984

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The wondrous NINA HAGEN! She inspired us all of us girls in the punk scene (and several boys as well! ) I shot this for Quebec Rock magazine- one of our only local Montreal music publications with glossy paper that actually did justice to the images! I had shot MARIANNE FAITHFULL for them in 1983. Unfortunately I didn’t have backstage access this time, though I did finally meet Nina in 1994, after the Club Soda show. I was surprised at how tiny she was in person- on stage she is a towering personality! She managed to pat me on the head nevertheless, and said sweetly- "I saw you! You look just like Betty Page!" ... and I melted!
More NINA HAGEN photos, including a 1984 article on fashion at the show (which included me, Vava and Ava) AND 1994 performance photos are posted on the IndyFoto site.


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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, cinema, art and politics. As a fine arts photographer, she has exhibited in galleries in North America and the UK, and published widely.