Max Natkiel: Studio Paradiso


By Dirk Van Weelden

As a frequent visitor to concerts at Paradiso, Amsterdam’s long-running music venue, in the early 1980s, Dutch photographer Max Natkiel encountered all manner of subcultures: punks, new-wavers, rockers, mods, Rastafarians, squatters, and metal- and skinheads. Eventually he decided to bring along his camera and started making portraits of the fascinating people he found; a collection eventually numbering over 1000. A selection of 600 of these black and white portraits appears here, reflecting the explosion of pure youth culture and fierce desire for individuality he experienced in the decade between 1980-1990.

With an introduction by philosopher Dirk van Weelden.

Published by Voetnoot, 2013
Multilingual, in English, French, and Dutch.

Softcover, 624 pages, b&w, 8.8 × 9.6 inches
4 cover options

ISBN: 978-9-49-173802-9

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