SpotSounds Of Two Eyes Opening
Edited by Johan Kugelberg and Ryan Richardson, Sounds of Two Eyes Opening is a narrative of Southern California chiaroscuro: all the shots of punkers and bands and clubs are dark swatches of blacks and grays with brief illuminations of white skin, bringing about a general
claustrophobic cul-de-sac feeling. These images sit in contrast to the wide open event horizon of Spots’ beach photographs: beauty, youth and body worship, white teeth, big hair, the eternal triage of sun/sand/sea and the promise of the unbroken horizon.
Spanning the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Sounds of Two Eyes Opening offers an amazing portrait of Southern California coastal life: surfing, bikinis, roller skating and
skate boarding's fledgling days are set in contrast to iconic shots of all the core denizens of hardcore punk rock as it is being invented; candid shots of Black Flag, The Germs, Minutemen etc. abut everyday punkers, fans, cops, clubs and now shuttered rehearsal spaces.
Sounds of Two Eyes Opening is presented as a hardbound, 272 page book, printed on matte art paper, with 4-color black-and-white printing, a lay flat binding, and comes with a silkscreened 7" vinyl record.