Arkitip Newspaper

Arkitip produced a newspaper of my photography – black in white on 22 x 11″, broadsheet newsprint, a limited edition of 1000, packaged in re-sealable bag. It is available at Project Space in LA and also from me for $7.50. Arkitip made a lovely movie directed by Felipe Lima of the newspaper production makes a newspaper

Dr Martens

Everyone from the Clash to the Sex Pistols bought their Dr Marten boots at Holts. Located around the corner from Camden tube station it was the place for London punks, mods and skinheads  to buy footwear.  Now called The British Boot Company it is still owned by the same family and looks just as it always did – piles of shoe boxes, boots signed by Madness and other local bands hanging over the counter, band flyers on the wall and great service.

Years later I shot the Brazilian Girls outside Nublu on Ave C for Dr Marten -Sabina Sciubba and the band had their own personal style which fit perfectly with the classic boots.

Welcome to the Archive of Attitude

Paul Weller (The Jam) met his hero Pete Townshend (The Who) for the first time on Wardour Street in London outside the famous Marquee Club in the summer of 1981. My friend, the writer Paolo Hewitt had organized the interview. He had grown up with Paul in Woking, ‘Smalltown Britain’ where they had seen, as Weller said “the top faces walking through Woking town center”  Weller’s look was resolutely Mod, he later told Mojo magazine “You could say it’s a fashion statement, but I think it’s more than that: the working class love of clothes, looking good, rising above your station. I don’t think it will ever die … These clothes, my haircut, reflect my attitude and the music I listen to, and they say ‘I am an individual’.”

This is one of the first shots I took of them that afternoon – it is a moment in time – Weller looking so sharp in his pin stripe suit. Sir Paul Smith said this image  “completely sums up my teenage years -self conscious and fanatical about detail”.  Later I listened to them talking about music,  mods and life – the interview and this image was a cover story for Melody Maker