Siouxsie Sioux of The Creatures, photo session for the EP ‘Wild Things’, 1981
“Unlike the rest of the music scene with its highly styled, contrived imagery, punk was from the street… Punks developed an anti-fashion; the objective was to look as scruffy as possible. They were reacting against the glossy mainstream pop-rock music industry. It was visually interesting because it was real”.
Nearly forty years fast-forward and the anarchic punk ethos of the 1970s still strikes a chord with today’s youth, emphasizes renowned UK-based music photographer Adrian Boot, whose work shooting the creative revolution of the era has culminated in the exhibition Punkulture in Sydney, Australia: “Not much has changed for young people living in depressing urban housing estates. They are still unemployed with few prospects. Today as then, young people will make it happen for themselves on their own terms”.