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Getting Vicious With Dallas Punk Rockers

Posted in Journalism, and The Texas Observer

Over at the Texas Observer, I got to interview North Texas punk rock photographer Vicious Velma for the September / October issue of the print magazine. We just published the story online:

In Vicious Velma’s world, concerts are primal and raw, rich with immediacy and spattered with bodily fluids.

Photographer Vera “Velma” Hernandez got her start shooting concert  photography in 2014 at a Tulsa punk festival called “Fuck You We Roll  OK.”

She recalled, “I took some photojournalism in high school, never  really did anything after that.” She’d been working at a mall  photography kiosk, but didn’t even have a camera of her own. Hernandez  (Instagram: @vicious_velma)  had to borrow one from her friend Jenni, who’d invited her to the show.  It was at that weekend festival where she realized she’d found her  calling: “I just kept it going after that.”

Read more at Texas Observer. 

You can also follow Vicious Velma on Instagram.

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