Philn Phlash
Philn Phlash


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Time Out PR

Time Out Market Boston, the food and cultural destination, is setting the stage for a strong dose of Boston Punk Rock nostalgia with a retrospective installation by legendary Boston shutterbug, Philin Phlash. Beginning Wednesday, October 21 and throughout the month of November, Time Out Market celebrates the ‘80s underground music scene in the Fenway and Kenmore neighborhoods. Throughout the six-week installation, the Market will display more than 60 of Phlash’s most iconic images shot in and around the Boston area.

Known for his impromptu and candid shots of celebrities, rock stars and people out after dark, Phlash returns to his native Boston with his largest show in 10 years. Curated by another local legend, Gallery East founder Duane Lucia, the show is a collection of angst and energy captured in clubs such as The Rat, Spit and McNasty’s. Last year, Duane and Phlash meticulously sifted through thousands of original negatives to curate this rare glimpse into Boston's cultural past.

Phlash is excited to bring this show to Time Out Market Boston and is happy that people will be able to take in a little history, nostalgia and culture with this exhibition designed with social distance in mind.

“Many of the photographs chosen for this show were the first time a lot of these bands played in the city; but more so, it's a historical documentation of a bygone era of Boston’s music scene which doesn’t exist today,” says Gallery East founder Duane Lucia

Legendary photographer Philin Phlash says, "Nothing could get in the way of the photos I was after! I was documenting life as I saw it. Really, it was history in the making. I saw nighttime photographers like Weegee in NYC and Brassaï in Paris, and I wanted to capture Boston's nightlife in its most unguarded moments. I'm thankful to have such a major show at Time Out Market Boston. For those who experienced the punk rock life of the 80s, for those who weren't there and for Time Out, this show is for you!"

“Time Out is honored to display Philin Phlash’s iconic photos that represent Boston’s music scene and culture from the early ‘80s at Time Out Market Boston,” says Time Out Group, CMO Sumindi Peiris. “In a time when locals are longing to celebrate their neighborhoods, we are proud to be a cultural hub to showcase an amazing collection of Phlash’s documentation of The Fenway-Kenmore, capturing  the soul of their city. The photography exhibit  gives our guests a taste of the early ‘80s — all while enjoying incredible cuisine and cocktails from our 11 eateries and two bars. We are fortunate to be working with Philin Phlash on this incredible activation.”

Located at 401 Park in the heart of the Fenway neighborhood, Time Out Market Boston spans 29,000 square feet, allowing guests to safely and comfortably social distance. In addition to enhanced health and safety measures, the Market offers 11 eateries and two bars. Through culinary and cultural experiences, guests can get a true taste of the city alongside the inimitable and iconic culture that make Boston a world class city. Time Out Market Boston and Time Out Boston also continue to support independent local restaurants, businesses and culture through initiatives such as Time Out’s Love Local Campaign.

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