Sheila Rock is nothing short of a legend. Born in the USA, but living in London since the seventies, she's responsible for some of the most iconic punk images ever taken. Documenting an 'explosion of youth culture' and the rise of the punk movement, her photographs chronicle the behind-the-scenes lives of Chrissie Hynde, The Clash, Paul Weller and The Sex Pistols to name but a few.
Nearly forty years on and Sheila Rock's extensive collection of photographs, that have until now been stored in her garden shed, are being turned into a limited-edition publication titled Punk+. Organized into five chapters (Fashion, Crowd, Scene, Music and +) the book also records both designer and street styles between 1976-9, which had a huge effect on fashion, society and politics, including Vivienne Westwood’s shop SEX, as well as BOY, Robot and Acme Attractions.
To mark this musical occasion, Sheila Rock will launch Punk+ at Browns on April 25th from 6pm-8pm with an exhibition of her work and book-signing. In addition Don Letts, the Grammy award-winner, credited as having brought punk and reggae together in his days of DJing at The Roxy, will also a live DJ set at the event.
To attend, please email RSVP@brownsfashion.com
Billy Idol, 1978
The Clash, 1976
The Cure, 1977
Jeannette Lee, 1977/78
Paul Weller, 1977-78
Siouxsie Sioux, 1976
Caroline Coon and Paul Simonon, 1977