Punk and hardcore music have always been regarded as an anarchistic sub-culture that inspires the youth; a reaction to oppression that runs through the veins of any that chooses to take a stand. Often it is reminisced for its founding glory days, and for its attitude reflected by the way those pinnacle moments were captured. The cult-like movement continues to influence and define music, style, art and all facets of our culture. It hits home for all generations, such as the rapid growth of Lil Uzi Vert—who seemingly idolizes the culture—and more notably Marilyn Manson and GG Allen.
The photos range from Washington D.C.’s Minor Threat to New York’s gritty Warzone.
Photos dating back to the ’70s and early ’80s are synonymous with a certain style; limited to Black and White shots, colorful moments are depicted from typical scenes at a punk or hardcore show. From stage-divers launching themselves back into the crowd, or singers screaming into microphones until their voices are shot.
Over the past year, graphic designer Ulf Hammarkärr has been colorizing monumental photos of the punk and hardcore scene. The photos range from Washington D.C.’s Minor Threat to New York’s gritty Warzone. Luckily, those photo edits have been posted on Hammarkärr’s Instagram. Ulf states the reactions have been positive, and has since had his number of followers on Instagram grow rapidly. To catch the colorful blast from the past edits, head over to his Instagram, here.