About this blog.

As this blog evolves I have decided to add current images on a variety of subjects. Some of these images are shot digitally and for some I continue to use traditional 35mm film. Back in the late '70s and early '80s, I photographed a lot of bands. I did album covers and publicity shots for many mainstream musicians but I loved the alternative music scene. My current subject matter includes urban environments and anything else I find visually interesting.

Artist's Statement for "Person to Person" exhibit

Comments may be made at the end of each post or you may email me directly at phodara@gmail.com.

All images Copyright (c) 1977-2012 Paul Hodara All Rights Reserved

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Leon Russell

1978 I did the Album Cover for Leon Russell Americana (Paradise Records/Warner Brothers, Produced by Kim Fowley).  This image was never used.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Flash metal??
Produced by Kim Fowley. Gilby Clarke (guitar, vocals); Jonathan Daniel (bass, vocals,); Kyle Vincent (lead vocals, rhythm guitar); and John Schubert (drums, vocals). Gilby Clarke went on to Guns n' Roses

Candy at the Troubadour August 1982

Venus and The Razorblades

Wiki info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_and_the_Razorblades
More info: http://asfm.blogspot.com/2008/01/punk-rama-venus-and-razorblades.html

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Trees, Dane Conover

Dane Conover (aka Trees) The 'New Wave' album Sleep Convention 1982, (Produced by Kim Fowley).
This was before digital image processing and no darkroom manipulation was used to create this image. This was shot as a double exposure 4x5 format with fluorescent and strobe lighting to capture the analog video synth image. Dane had to hold the pose for at least 30 seconds.

Trees Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_Convention

The Ramrods

No idea what happened to them, if you know please post:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Industrials (I Think)

If you know who they are please add a comment