“1) Violence is total. This is exemplified not only by placing the punk character in films such as “Return of the Living Dead” or “Suburbia” or “Warriors” as the outcast and misunderstood alienist as transgressor…”
As a frequent visitor to concerts at Paradiso, Amsterdam’s long-running music venue, in the early 1980s, Dutch photographer Max Natkiel encountered all manner of subcultures: punks, new-wavers, rockers, mods, Rastafarians, squatters, and metal- and skinheads. Eventually he decided to bring along his camera and started making portraits of the fascinating people he found; a collection […]
These photos are ground zero of punk rock style—delirious innovation and a snarling takeover of youth culture still resonating more than 20 years hence.