‘White Trash Uncut’ Shows Punk, The Personal Style Of Less Is More

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Debbie Harry once said that ‘Christopher Makos was the first photographer to understand + record the convergence of ‘Uptown’ + ‘Downtown’ + no book better documents this than ‘White Trash Uncut By Christopher Makos’ published by Glitterati Incorporated

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With a foreword by Peter Wise, this ‘Uncut’ version records Punk’s coming of age in NYC showcasing black + white photos of some of that era’s icons including Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry + Grace Jones. 

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With no true intent to create a book about Punk + without thinking about the future, Makos set out to record the wild DIY style of how Punks dressed as they made their mark on the New York Scene. 

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Makos’ attention to detail exposes not only how Punk meant more than just wearing safety pins + Mohawks but also highlights how notable celebrities as much as regular people, with no penchant for rules, helped shape + elevate it to a new way of dressing.

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Makos said, ‘I was questioning what constitutes a personal style, how we could all become the best of ourselves through just a bit of reflection,’ adding ‘At the time it was how one dressed that really made a first impression when going out in culturally oriented New York in 1976.’ 

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What’s amazing about these pictures is how you feel like you’re looking at a photo album of your friends, thanks to Christopher’s keen eye at capturing a person at their best + worst, with noting but raw honesty.

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This deluxe version of ‘White Trash Uncut By Christopher Makos’published By Glitterati Incorporated, in a new hardcover format, includes 25 new photos, along with essays by Andrew Crispo + Peter Wise, would make a great addition to any coveted coffee table book collection.   To purchase your copy, go to Glitteraiincorporated.com

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