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Skins

Derek Ridgers’ new book, ‘Skinheads 1979-1984’ offers perhaps the most comprehensive snapshot to date of a youth culture, and a country, in crisis.

As a photo essay it is little short of remarkable, capturing the boredom and ennui of its young skinhead subjects as they gather for bank holiday weekend seaside jollies or just generally loaf about London streets with little to do but strike the expected poses – straight arm salutes, white power insignia, swastika T shirts. 431 more words

Derek Ridgers- capturing underground London punk fashion/music scene-From... there to ''couture''

English photographer Derek Ridgers is an English photographer renowned for capturing images of celebrities,fashion designers and the underground music scenes of punk and of the New Romantics, mostly the London punk movement of the 60s and 70s.His photos are perhaps the best testimony of the fashion forwardness and the strong influence those music scenes actually had on contemporary fashion designers and trends.With the punk/new wave elements in the forefront since the ”Punk:Chaos to Couture” MET exhibition,it makes great sense to revisiting his photos-a testimony of an era where individual style within a group and creativity were the norm.

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