Before Ken Russell was shocking us with his films and I was astounding the world with my poor command of Photobucket (hence the higgledy-piggledy pictures), he was a photographer. You could probably say that he was one of the first street style photographers. His pictures were brought to my attention in a guest post by new Licentiate fave Vagabond Language. His documenting of the working-class Teddy Boys and Girls in the 50’s are a source of endless inspiration.
Throw in a viewing of Nowhere Boy, where the young John Lennon mixes with all kinds of Teds and Julies, and an obsession is born.