Ken Russell's documentary photos of London teens


Before the recently deceased Ken Russell made such phenomenal films as Women in Love, The Who's Tommy, and Altered States, he was a documentary photographer. In 1955, when he was still in art school, Russell shot a series of incredible photos of London's Teddy Girls, an East End teenage subculture. Here's a PDF of a fascinating article about that project from Amateur Photographer magazine a few years ago back. "The director's cut" (via @coseyfannitutti)