Derek Ridgers is a photographer who is best known for his outlandish portraits of punks, pervs and nightclubbers. His new book is Punk London 1977.
WHO ARE YOU?
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
WHAT DO YOU DO?
TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE?
If there were no mirrors it would be exactly like being 25.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE AT 25?
WHAT ABOUT SEX?
HOW FREE DO YOU FEEL?
With a small but close knit family, I probably feel more free than I have any right to be.
WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF?
WHAT KEEPS YOU INSPIRED?
The people I meet.
WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?
When I am with my grand children.
AND WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY GO?
Into my work.
WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING?
I don’t have one.
I’m fine with it but just not yet thanks.
ARE YOU STILL DREAMING?
WHAT WAS A RECENT OUTRAGEOUS ACTION OF YOURS?
I haven’t done anything outrageous for 25 years at least.
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The Photographers’ Gallery is not a ragged building. Large windows run straight up and down; inside, the decor is clean, cool and modern with black tile floors and light wooden tabletops. Not, in other words, the most punk venue in London. And yet gathered in the café, chatting amiably, are figures from just about every… Read more »
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