Echo and the Bunnymen by Janette Beckman
via
1880orso:

Tom Verlaine photographed by Janette Beckman. 

1880orso:

Tom Verlaine photographed by Janette Beckman

(Source: breakinginmyheart, via breakinginmyheart)

Mod Girl, London, photo Janette Beckman,1976

Mod Girl, London, photo Janette Beckman,1976

Mod Twins Chuka and Dubem, London by Janette Beckman, 1979
via
Punks, London by Janette Beckman, 1979
via

Punks, London by Janette Beckman, 1979

Teds by Janette Beckman London, 1979

Teds by Janette Beckman London, 1979

“Revival mods”, photo by Janette Beckman London 1976

Revival mods, photo by Janette Beckman London 1976

Punks and Skins at a Rock Against Racism gig, photo Janette Beckman 1980

Punks and Skins at a Rock Against Racism gig, photo Janette Beckman 1980


Finding a kid for the cover of the Stiff Little Fingers single from their first album ‘Inflammable Material’ on Rough Trade Records was not easy. I decided that it should be a tough kid from a council estate or some such and went to South London to search for him.  After hours of walking the streets I spotted this kid, he was perfect.  It was getting dark and I asked him if I could take a photo. Later when the single came out his mum called up to ‘have a few words’ with the record company… but it all got sorted. 
Janette Beckman
Lemmy with photographer Janette Beckman, 1981

Lemmy with photographer Janette Beckman, 1981

The Islington Twins, 1981 by Janette Beckman:
"I first met The Islington Twins,  Chuka and Dubem Okonkwo, in 1977 when they were attending the college in Clerkenwell where I was teaching photography. I spotted them one lunchtime leaning against a wall in the school yard impeccably dressed in identical parkas, pork pie hats, Sta-Prest trousers, Frank Wright loafers and sunglasses, finishing each other’s sentences, and asked if I could photograph them. That photo ran full page in The Face mag in 1980 – soon after they became local celebs, hosting ‘The Bar’ an informal gathering which took place daily by ‘the bar’ the yellow and black horizontal pole that stopped cars from entering the road to Islington tube station.  I discovered we lived on the same street in Highbury and later I photographed them again for The Face in perfect ‘Rude Boy’ style, Fred Perry shirts, Loafers, Harrington jackets, matching sunglasses and black berets, on our street"
Joey Ramone at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, photo Janette Beckman 1979.

Joey Ramone at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, photo Janette Beckman 1979.

Mods and skins, photographed by Janette Beckman Scotland 1981

Mods and skins, photographed by Janette Beckman Scotland 1981

Mods, Loch Lochmond 1980, photo by Janette Beckman.

Mods, Loch Lochmond 1980, photo by Janette Beckman.

Motörhead 1981, "I remember Lemmy offering me some speed on the end of a screwdriver after I took the shot"- Janette Beckman.

Motörhead 1981, "I remember Lemmy offering me some speed on the end of a screwdriver after I took the shot"- Janette Beckman.