More than being just mere portraits, these photographs by Derek Ridgers document the changes in London's social and music scene between 1978 and 1987.
A decade is indeed a long time, just enough for a few radical changes to occur in the world around us. Between the late ‘70s in London, punk music and lifestyle reigned yet by the late ’80s, acid house was slowly but surely taking over the scene. This phenomenon was documented by renowned British photographer Derek Ridgers, taken at the streets and clubs of London and focusing on the youth from these different periods. Through these portraits, we see a glimpse of just how much London’s social scene has changed in a decade, and how this in turn influenced its youth.
A book featuring these photographs appears in Ridgers’ latest book, _*18-87 London Youth*_, released late last year.
All information in this article were sourced from Juxtapoz.
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan who wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and photograph them. He never became a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years after, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
In 1926, John Dixon-Scott started going around his native Britain in search of urban and rural scenes to photograph. His goal was to record something of the country he believed was under the threat of change. By 1946, he had over 14,000 photos ranging from posed portraits to idyllic landscapes.
A couple of years ago marcus_loves_film had the opportunity to spend time at a lodge more than half a century old in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Through these photographs, he had documented one night of his stay.
The Glastonbury Festival is arguably one of the most anticipated and renowned music festivals in the world. It is a joy to be able to watch it, and a privilege to capture scenes on and off stage. Apart from creating beautiful portraits, the Petzval Lens is great for adding an albeit subtle drama to the already spectacular scenes of music festivals. Japanese photographer Taio Konishi photographed this year's Glastonbury with a Petzval 85mm Lens, and here are some of the photos. He also talks about his Petzval-meets-Glastonbury experience in this exclusive.
Kathi Haas, also known in the community as frauhaase, is a graphic designer from Lübeck, Germany. She is passionate about documenting Lübeck’s bicycle scene through photographs. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week shares more about her project and how one community member inspired her to shoot analog.
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Every week we will be selecting three Tumblr blogs with exciting, more often than not photography-related content.
For this week's selection, we have a little bit of everything: from double exposures and breathtaking scenery in film to a play-doh artist inspired by photography. Three very different blogs that are equally fascinating!
There's a certain air of sadness in Nishe's portraits. More often than not, the faces of her subjects are either partially or completely hidden. Sad, yes, but undeniably beautiful. Melancholia, as well as loss of innocence and the pains of growing up, are recurring themes in the photographer's body of work and she presents all these quite gracefully.
Jim Marshall was in the forefront of the accidental movement that was Haight-Ashbury. He documented the music revolution from the best angles: up-close with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and many more icons-in-the-making.