By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

The latest project by Derek Ridgers, known for portraying like no one else the English urban tribes, takes us back to London in the 80s. The photographer has released a series of unpublished photos taken during the long nights in the city’s clubs, gathered together in a new book released by IDEA Books entitled The Others.

 The latest project by Derek Ridgers, known for portraying like no one else the English urban tribes, takes us back to London in the 80s

Spontaneous and direct portraits of a generation that didn’t belong to any urban tribe in particular who were regulars in London’s clubbing scene. Derek Ridgers himself says regarding the title of this photobook: “It bears the name of a computer file I used to store unpublished images of London’s rule-rebelling club-goers who didn’t quite fit into a tribal category.” Fiery kissing, eccentric and androgynous outfits, extreme hedonism and long hours partying taken in such legendary clubs as Le Beat Route, Cha-Cha, Heaven, The Mud Club or Cafe De Paris. The prologue is written by Blitz Kid Richard Habberley, now one of the world’s most important model agents. The Others is available on IDEA Book by clicking here.