Black & White - Rockin' London in the 1980s
A book of unique photographs of the London rockin’ scene of the early 1980s, with words from people featured in the images.
Thirty five years ago my sister met a guy our family came to know as Rockin’ Dave and this book is the unexpected result.
I was a graphic design student and took many rolls of film in 1983-5 of the London rockin' scene and a couple of years ago I created a Facebook page and posted my photos. People quickly became re-acquainted with old friends and added memories of the scene. The book comes directly from this feedback.
The photos stand by themselves as a record of the time, but the completed book will be enhanced by an introduction from DJ Tom Ingram, a key personality of the scene, contributions from many of the people pictured and descriptions of the key venues.
By supporting the Kickstarter campaign you will of course get a copy of the book (professionally designed and edited) - and your name will appear on the supporter page in the book. And there are bonuses that will never be available again: art-quality prints of your chosen photos and you can choose the cover star with one-off dust jackets featuring your choice photograph.
If you have memories of the 80s London scene please contact us very promptly via the Facebook page: "Rockin London in the 1980s".
Just a few of the more than 150 photographs from the book...
Risks and challenges
I worked for many years in book publishing, rising to the giddy heights of art director, so I have a complete understanding of the process of getting a book from concept to printed item.
Obviously the photographs already exist and the negatives will go to be professionally scanned the minute we reach our target. Dave is already working on the text, so we will be working tirelessly to keep to our strict schedule to get the books out for Christmas.
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