This is Donna Santisi'sAsk The Angels -the perfect punk pocket-sized photobook. It is just 5 by 7 inches with a plastic wire binding. There are sixty photographs printed black and white on single sides of the pages.
Not all Santisi's subjects are as famous or iconic as Patti Smith. These are The Zeros. A great name for a band but in this case a little too accurate. Clickhereto get a better look at the last guy on the right's hand made t-shirt.
A black tie event. This is Missy, Maggie and Mercy of The Heaters. Three of our new favourite women in punk rock.
The title is taken from Patti Smith's third single and the book is dedicated to Smith 'for inspiration motivation and communication'... and being massively cool in Carrera ski glasses. You can see more of the bookhere.
Santisi's backstage/club/aftershow photographs are a thing apart. They are off the scale excellent. This is Sex Pistol's drummer Paul Cook (two drinks) with Genny Body of all girl punk group Backstage Pass (no drink).
And... wow!... Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads. Expect to seeAsk The Angelsas a high entry in oursuper bookschart.