Joe Maloney. From the series “Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore, c. 1979.”
The Rick Wester Fine Art Gallery describes Maloney’s work:
Maloney’s exploration of the Jersey Shore and in particular Asbury Park is fueled by the urge to discover something immediate, concrete and candid within the artifice of the resort town culture. At their heart, these are rock ‘n’ roll pictures, neither glamourous nor naive but hallucinatory and street wise, rebellious but respectful of the world that came before. Maloney and his peers shared a rampant desire to go beyond the photographers that came before but to bring with them the lessons they learned at a time when it seemed few cared.