Skinheads by Derek RidgersSkinheads by Derek Ridgers


byDerek Ridgers

Paperback | September 1, 2014

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"In early '79 I was already engaged in what eventually turned out to be a lengthy photographic study of the New Romantics (though back then they were not known as such). I'd been documenting this nascent scene in the Soho nightclub 'Billy'sâ and, one evening, a group of about half-a-dozen skinheads turned up. They saw me taking photographs and one of them, a guy called Wally, asked me if I'd like to take some photos of them too. They seemed pretty friendly and not at all camera shy. I took a few snaps, we got talking and Wally suggested I go with the whole gang on one of their Bank Holiday jaunts to the seaside. That was what led, eventually, to five years of photographing skinheads. In those five years I got to know some of the skinheads quite well and liked many of them." --Derek Ridgers All the photos were taken between 1979 - 1984 in either London or nearby coastal towns. There are over 100 photos including 32 pages of color.
Derek Ridgers is a well-known English photographer with a career spanning over thirty years. Most famous for his work in the field of music, film and club/street culture - photographing everyone from James Brown to The Spice Girls, from Clint Eastwood. He has also compiled an almost unrivalled image archive during three decades of visu...
Title:SkinheadsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10.51 × 8.03 × 0.07 inPublished:September 1, 2014Publisher:Omnibus PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178305171X

ISBN - 13:9781783051717

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cockney Rejects Wow! I was glad to learn about the boys from England who live by the sea! It was a great book with a picture of Nicky Crane too! I loved all the pictures and the story was like a million words! Oi! CAT
Date published: 2015-01-06