From 1977 to 1980, he took his camera into every situation that he found himself in, from the punk shows to bathrooms and strip clubs. The second published book of his work, “Order of Appearance,” sheds light on the offstage moments. Young punks, sober to drunk and back to sober again, embracing the culture in the dark of night.
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth said of Jocoy’s work, “The eye of Jim Jocoy finds beauty in the wild. His photography is always in service to the magic of the devious iconoclast, exhibiting dignity to the outriders.”
Photographs from this body of work are on display at the Casemore Kirkeby Gallery in San Francisco.
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