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Ridgers, Derek 1950-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 291 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Portraits  History  Photobooks  Periodicals 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Artist
Classifications: TR681.Y6, 779
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Most widely held works about Derek Ridgers
 
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Punk London 1977 : the Roxy, the Vortex, Kings Road and beyond by Derek Ridgers( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punk. London.1977. Most people blinked and missed it. Many spent a decade trying to catch up. Derek Ridgers stumbled across it by accident, where it was, in the beating filthy heart of the Roxy in middle of a derelict slum called Covent Garden. Stumbling through the moshpits trying to keep hold of a borrowed camera. '1977. Punk London' brings you 152 pages of photography featuring the birth of the the most exciting cultural phenomenon in UK history. Currents and vibes, flows and backwash, trends and anti-trends splashing around in the cauldron of youth culture in the city of London, and the lost rebels haunting their suburban bedrooms - jumping the train uptown to get into the legendary Roxy. All converged, for one priceless moment, an outpouring of a truly original, DIY, anarchic, underground scene. Ridgers captured the first wave. Kids in the crowd, never before seen. The punks who made their own clothes because you couldn't buy punk clothes. The punks who got beaten up time and again for making themselves into targets. Rebellion before it got easy. You won t see these kids anywhere in the magazines. They weren't trying to get famous
When we were young : Derek Ridgers : club and street portraits 1978-1987 by Derek Ridgers( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skinheads : 1979-1984 by Derek Ridgers( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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's' 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
The dark carnival. Portraits from the endless night by Derek Ridgers( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night - an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise.The Dark Carnival is a celebration of human beings given the rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night caught in all their decadent glory. A unique collection of portraits personally selected by one of the UKs foremost portrait photographers covering alternative London's unique counter-cultural history from Punks, New Romantics, Goths, Disco Queens, Soul Boys, Fetish Worshippers, Rockers, Cyberpunks, Ravers, Clubbers and Party Animals. Derek Ridgers has been a feature in the clubs and on the streets of the capital for over 50 years - indulging in his obsession for documenting the people dressed up for the glorious night. Anyone who loves street style, youth subcultures, portrait photography and the curious human penchant for playing dressing up, will find this collection a darkly fascinating celebration of both night life and decadence.Packed with images exploring DIY fashion, self-expression and the fabulous strangeness of the human animal, ravers of all kinds will spend happy hours gazing at this book, at once a piece of social history and a visual poem, an expression of the fascinations of the author, a feast of luscious crepuscular imagery
78-87 : London youth by Derek Ridgers( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, this new book brings together an incredible series of images from the British photographer Derek Ridgers. People dressing up and going out have always been central to Derek's work from the first days of punk through to the fetish and fringe scenes of present day."--Publisher's website
78-87 : London youth - Derek Ridgers by Derek Ridgers( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 nights at the Roxy Club : London Covent Garden WC2 : 14th December 1976-23rd April 1977 : a photographic explosion by Andrew Czezowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stare : portraits from the endless night by Derek Ridgers( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Ridgers : photographs by Derek Ridgers( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Derek Ridgers is one of the UK's foremost portrait photographers with a career spanning forty years. He is best known for his photography of music, film and club/street culture - photographing everyone from James Brown to The Spice Girls, from Clint Eastwood to Johnny Depp. During his career, Ridgers has worked for many publications, including Time Out, The Sunday Telegraph, NME, The Face, Loaded, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Independent, GQ Style and Arena
In the eighties : portraits from another time by Derek Ridgers( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"'It was the best of times it was the worst of times.' Maligned, misunderstood and fetishized the 1980's stands as the decade when post-modern life began in the west, and London was at the epicenter of this shift. An explosion of creativity took place against a backdrop of radical social change. London became a city of tribes. The vast youth culture categories of the preceding decades shattered into shards. It was the decade that sub-culture as a way of life reached it's zenith before giving way to it's inevitable scene surfing conclusion. Ridgers documented this cultural moment obsessively. Punks, post-punks, cyber-punks, gothic punks, mods, hard mods, Trojan skins, racist skins, ska, reggae, dub, early electronica, synth pop, acid house, happy hardcore, Blitz Kids, New Romantics, Hip-Hop, Rap, Electro, Break Beat, Techno, Rave - these were all sub-cultural spaces with scenes attached in London in the 1980's. Unlike now, subcultures in the 1980's were not casual playthings - they were a way of life for their participants. They inspired profound loyalty. They were a beautiful a doomed flowering of the hope for a better world. Derek Ridger's exquisite street portrait photography has captured this creative decade beautifully"--Publisher's description
The others by Derek Ridgers( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hortus sanitatis by Derek Ridgers( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

100 Nights at the Roxy Club : Punk London 14th December 1976- 23rd April 1977 by Andrew Czezowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

NME exposed!( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1977 punk london:the roxy, the vortex, kings road and beyond - "the roxy, t by Derek Ridgers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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When we were young : Derek Ridgers : club and street portraits 1978-1987
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Stare : portraits from the endless night
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (43)

German (1)