Salvador Costa


Edition : First / Barcelona / Star Book / 1977 / Softcover. / Near Fine
4to. 96pp. Glossy wraps as issued. Text in Spanish. Numerous Black & White plates.

Scarce. Surely the most obscure and ethereal punk photobook around, and also one of the nicest. So- Costa came to London in ’76 and ’77 and photographed The Cortinas, Cherry Vanilla, The Lurkers, XTC, Johnny Moped, Generation X, Swanky Modes, The Roxy, the toilets of the 100 club and lots of the people and places. What makes this book quite special is the rough and raw quality, and the somewhat voyeuristic nature of the pictures, which are incredible. Very much like a travel scrapbook for the down and out in crowd of the late seventies. Pretty special, cited in Parr Badger 3.

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