Stewart Dean Ebersole

Stewart Dean Ebersole

Stewart Dean Ebersole is a Marine Geologist living and working in Nyack, NY. Never one to sit in idle, Ebersole spends much of his free time traveling widely, designing and building beautiful things, photographing beautiful people, and conjuring up new-and-interesting ideas for long-term artistic endeavors. Formerly a musician, a science instructor, a welder/fabricator, a fine artist, and a street art provocateur, Ebersole’s wide range of interests, and manifestations, can be instantly attributed to his 20+ year stint in the Punk Rock subculture. “Punk Rock” since the very early 80s, the people, places and things having represented the culture allowed the more ambitious to more-or-less create their own reality as they saw fit, and Ebersole was no exception. Barred For Life, Ebersole’s first book on the topic of growing up Punk, is a testament to this culture’s ambitious beginnings, tumultuous musical and cultural changes through its timeline, its current crisis of identity, and the iconic band Black Flag’s part in the story in pictures, words, interviews, and as ink-on-skin of its die-hardiest fans.

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Barred for Life: How Black Flag’s Iconic Logo became Punk Rock’s Secret Handshake

Barred for Life: How Black Flag’s Iconic Logo became Punk Rock’s Secret Handshake

SKU: 9781604863949
Author and Photographer: Stewart Dean Ebersole • Additional Photographs by Jared Castaldi
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604863949
Published: 3/2013
Format: Paperback
Size: 10 x 8
Page count: 328
Subjects: Music–Punk/Photography/Art–Tattoo


Praise

Barred for Life is a book with heart. It also avoids the trap that similar single-subject photo books fall into. There’s actually a narrative arc, thanks to a series of interviews with former band members interspersed throughout, telling the story of the band and its fans.”
—BlackBook 

“Most band tattoos look like complete shit. But Black Flag transcends this rule because even the shoddiest stick ‘n’ poke versions of the punk band’s logo, four rectangular bars, somehow always look great. Having a crooked and faded set of the bars myself, this compilation reminds me of how meeting others who’ve defaced themselves similarly often means meeting your new best friend or future wife.”
VICE Magazine

“While the book is packed with insightful interviews and tales from inked fans and band members, it’s Castaldi and Ebersole’s beautiful black and white photos that are most impressive, and leap kicking and screaming from the pages.”
Bizarre Magazine



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