The Punks in Olympia Haven't Aged a Bit

By Alejandra Nuñez

Ben Trogdon is from Olympia, Washington and has been my penpal and favorite photographer for a couple of years. I like his photos because he's one of the few people whose work I discovered on the internet that isn't all "go and stand over there where the light is just perfect." Also, he doesn't take pictures of jars, or plants, or fruit, or any of that shit. What Ben does—and what he does fucking well—is document the punk scene in Olympia. Which, if I'm honest, doesn't seem massively different to how it was back when Kurt Cobain was strolling around, shooting junk, dyeing his hair with Kool-Aid, and writing Bleach.

To see more of Ben's work click here.

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