Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, the photographs in Derek Ridgers book “78-87 London Youth” celebrate the many mutations in London’s youth culture from the height of punk to the birth of Acid House. The British photographer has documented the perennial youth ritual of dressing up and going out since he first picked up a camera in 1971, and has been drawn to virtually every subculture London has spawned, from punk to the fetish club scene of the present. Below, a small selection of Ridgers´ punks, skinheads, new romantics, blitz- and club kids. Enjoy!

By: Leliënhof Photography