by Jim Saah
In My Eyes Photographs 1982-1997 (Cabin 1) features hundreds of impressive (and never before seen) photos of Fugazi, Minor Threat, Void, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, Jawbox, Government Issue, The Faith, Iron Cross and more. But Saah’s musical palette wasn’t just confined to punk rock, as evidenced by the inclusion of The Cramps, The Pixies, Lou Reed, Guided by Voices, Fishbone, Wilco et al. The hard cover book closes with several intimate interviews between Saah and longtime friends/fans including Ian MacKaye, J. Robbins, Jon Langford (Mekons), Shepard Fairey, and photographers Cynthia Connolly and Patrick Graham.
In My Eyes: Photographs 1982-1997 is by far the most comprehensive photographic music document of its kind, vividly capturing the essence of a time and a place — with all of punk's original passion, energy and total abandon still very much intact within its pages.