Derek Ridgers

Photography

What Glastonbury looked like 30 years ago

On what would have been its 50th anniversary weekend, photographer Derek Ridgers shares a selection of images shot at Glastonbury on assignment for NME.
Ryan White
6.25.20
Culture

iconic photographer derek ridgers on how to take a great image

Derek Ridgers's new book draws on the photographer’s lesser known archive of rock photography, featuring iconic images of Damon Albarn, Neneh Cherry, Nick Cave, Snoop Dogg, and more.
Matthew Whitehouse
10.8.18
Photography

derek ridgers’ latest photobook is an homage to 80s style tribes

The era defining photographer is at it again.
Tish Weinstock
9.8.17
News

gucci are releasing a limited edition encyclopedia

A is for Alessandro, B is for Book, C is for Collector’s Item.
Georgie Wright
6.28.17
Arts

photographing the surprising intricacy of punk hairstyles

Derek Ridgers started taking portraits at London punk clubs after realizing the kids looked more interesting than the bands. As he shares the most iconic snaps from his archive, he tells i-D about counterculture hairstyles and why young people are just...
Hannah Ongley
6.23.17
i-D

from counterculture to pop culture, 80 years of british identity in images

The new exhibition 'An Ideal For Living' archives images of modern Britain's changing culture.
Felix Petty
7.29.16
News

listen to our talk on the existence of subcultures in 2016

i-D Deputy Editor Lynette Nylander joined photographer Derek Ridgers, DJ and grime activist Sian Anderson, fashion upstart Charles Jeffrey and director Dexter Navy at Citadel Festival to answer the question: ​does subculture still exist?
i-D Staff
7.18.16
punk

photographer derek ridgers talks punk then and now

The photographer opens up his punk archive from 1977 to shine a light on the scene’s incendiary early days.
Felix Petty
6.8.16
Interview

photographing the mullets and moshpits of london's 80s club scene

David Owen of IDEA Books speaks to London’s documentarian Derek Ridgers, about his new book, 'The Others.'
David Owen
11.12.15
Photography

skinheads 1979 - 84

An intimate portrait of the English skinhead scene by Derek Ridgers
i-D Team
8.6.14
Photography

derek ridgers is still photographing london's subcultures

Derek Ridgers’ London Youth gives unprecedented access into the heart and soul of the subcultures that defined London’s alternative club scene across the 70s and 80s. From the latter days of punk to the early days of acid house, Ridgers’ lens...
i-D Team
Ryan White
7.23.14