BIO

Michael Lavine took his first photograph when he was ten with a pinhole camera made out of a milk carton, and the rest is history. He grew up in Denver, Colorado where in high school he played lacrosse and worked as the yearbook photographer. He went to The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA where he fell in with a cool group of misfits and artists.  Hanging out on The Ave with his trusty Leica, he documented the underground punk scene of Seattle. 26 years later, Abrams published GRUNGE, the quintessential book of photographs on the birth of that infamous movement.

Michael Lavine took his first photograph when he was ten with a pinhole camera made out of a milk carton, and the rest is history. He grew up in Denver, Colorado where in high school he played lacrosse and worked as the yearbook photographer. He went to The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA where he fell in with a cool group of misfits and artists.  Hanging out on The Ave with his trusty Leica, he documented the underground punk scene of Seattle. 26 years later, Abrams published GRUNGE, the quintessential book of photographs on the birth of that infamous movement.

2 Responses to “BIO”

  1. Paul Gunby says:

    Michael,
    As a fellow high school shooter with you in Denver, I was impressed even then by your level of craftsmanship. You were the kid who went the extra mile, developing prints, or waiting for the shot. It’s a pleasure to see your great body of work and count you as a friend. Love the Cranston video.
    And as always, Have a great summer Dude! ;-) Paul

  2. Theo says:

    Hi Michael,

    I read a post about your Grunge photo book on Flavorwire and I found your book very interesting. I was as kid that Nirvana inspired me so much that I ended up becoming a musician myself.
    If you want you can check the post here!

    http://www.emute-music.com/you-asked-for-it-so-here-are-the-10-best-finds-for-youtube-music-videos-music-sites-life-1226

    Cheers,
    Theo

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