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Max’s Icon: Chris Stein

Max’s Icon: Chris Stein

The Photography of Chris Stein

“We were living very much in the moment,” says Chris Stein of his early days in Blondie as he discusses the trove of photographs he’s taken since the start of the seventies. Though best known as an innovative guitarist and groundbreaking songwriter, this Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been equally passionate about, and devoted to, photography. The proof of his acuity as a visual artist is in ample evidence throughout his beautifully rendered coffee-table book, Negative – Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk (Rizzoli), which documents his life back stage, off stage, on the road and at home. Looking at the images, many of them printed in evocative black and white, he says, “There is time travel-esque quality to it, of freezing a moment in time. There really isn’t another art form that does that.”

Visit Chris’ website for more images and to purchase prints: http://chrisstein.nyc