In 1973, The Who released their sixth album, Quadrophenia
. The epic double album tells the story
of a boy named Jimmy Cooper who deals with mental illness on top of the run-of-the-mill stresses of teen life. But Jimmy Cooper isn't just any London teen. Jimmy Cooper is a Mod
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The miniskirts, hotpants, bellbottoms, boots, sunglasses, and hairdos of the Sixties Seventies
as worn by the famous and anonymous beauties of the time. (some images NSFW)
The Congolese Sape
is a photoessay by Héctor Mediaville on Sapeurs, a male subculture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which is defined by its haute couture clothes. Blogger Eccentric Yoruba
wrote a post for steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana on Sapeurs which was crossposted to Racialicious detailing the history of the movement and linking it to dandyism in general
and explaining its political significance in the 70s, when it was championed by music legend Papa Wemba
(live footage from the 90s
Tokyo Camera Style
"People who shoot film simply do because they choose to, and the Photo Culture of Tokyo is full of film camera users. When I meet them out on the streets I ask to photograph their camera, and usually post it here the same day"
any movement you can dish out.
if you look underground, chances are cool hunters
will stop you in your tracks and ask to take your picture and learn about your ways. it sure feels good to be recognized. where do they go with your picture, you'd wonder, i mean you never hear from them again.
turns out these guys turn around and sell your image to corporations who turn around and mass market it. so much for cool.