Fragment, 1986. Out of print title. Softcover. Unpaginated, circa 200 pages. 23 x 21 cm. Black & White photographs. Text in Dutch, English and French. Used. VG.
Note: Some marks on the cover and one corner slightly marked/bent. Clean interior and minor shelfwear to cover.
Paradiso was a temple of youth tribes in Amsterdam, and Max Natkiel was one of the fanatic visitors. Natkiel photographed dutch kids at Paradiso for six years from 1980, making photographs of the fascinating different youth cultures that he found: Punks, Skins, New-wavers, Rockers, Mods, Rasta’s, Teds, Skinheads, Heavy Metal Hardrockers… to name a few.
The photographs are portraits and many subjects are under influence of drugs and alcohol. Most of the people came to dance, have a smoke, a drink and to meet others. Clans of friends united in a disgust of the adult world and enjoy the end of the night.
So ‘Paradiso Stills’, one of the greatest post punk photobooks on early 80's youth culture, is a reference of styling and the best encyclopedia of subcultures.
Absolutely an explosion of pure youth culture!