Derek Ridgers (2)

The Dark Carnival

ISBN: 9781908211385

Author: Derek Ridgers    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise. Out here you will find Hum...


For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise. Out here you will find Human Beings given a rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves. The Dark Carnival is a darkly fascinating celebration stretching across five decades of London Nightlife’s exuberance and self-expression. Derek Ridgers has been a feature in these clubs and on the streets of the capital for many years – indulging in his passion for collecting these images, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$89.99 $20.00
Punk London 1977

ISBN: 9781908211446

Author: Derek Ridgers    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

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...


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. 1977 will happen again. 1977 is happening somewhere, for someone, right now.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 197 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2016


$49.99 $25.00
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