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All Black Everything! Portraits of 80’s Deathrock Culture

Today I feel like taking a step back into a time when Deathrock ruled my world. I was not alone in this form of expression because there were many people like me all over the world. I loved going vintage shopping for the perfect trench coat and then heading over to Rough Trade to buy the latest imports. The beauty of this scene is that all sorts of people got into it, from Peace Punks to Glam Rockers…So come walk with me back in time to when the March Violets were top of the charts and men with black nails were the norm in my crew! Peep what I wrote about the era a while ago below…

Growing up in the 80’s gave me the opportunity to see how one subculture could have an impact on another.In L.A., it was totally normal to see someone in the punk scene to cover their face in white pancake make up and then do something interesting with black eyeliner. This was before the terms “Death Rock” or “Gothic” were a part of our reality – this was just the way some kids expressed themselves. While this was happening in my hood, in the UK you had members of the Peace Punk scene start to express themselves in the same way, plus you had the whole Batcave movement. Nowadays, there is a rebirth happening on the Post Punk and Death Rock tip.

Pictures from Now This Is Gothic tumblr & Internet K-Hole


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  1. Debbie Downer

    April 9, 2016 at 9:49 am


    Is nothing sacred?!

  2. Austin Zink

    April 9, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Lhûg Dae

  3. Adriana Parker

    April 8, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Jenn Bats

  4. Vivek Rangarajan

    April 8, 2016 at 8:42 am


  5. Elias Pate

    April 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Adriana Parker

  6. Ken Naron

    April 8, 2016 at 5:45 am


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