picture this: photos of blondie by guitarist chris stein
Is it possible to take a bad picture of Debbie Harry? Doesn’t look like it.
Picture this: you're in arguably the most iconic American band of the 1970s and 80s. Your lead singer is the photogenic Debbie Harry. You're going to want to have a photographer on hand, right? Now what if the photographer was actually in the band? Imagine the kind of intimacy you could capture then — at rehearsals, in hotel rooms, amidst the half-eaten riders backstage? Chuck in the fact that you're Chris Stein, co-writer and former lover of the Debbie Henry, and we're talking about a whole lot of intimacy, readers. Real, unguarded, and ultimately revealing the intimacy of a band in their prime who were cool, vital and, for a time, the best looking gang on the planet. We've got a selection of the best pics for you below.
Text Matthew Whitehouse