35mm · Film photography · Photography

T-shirt on a market stall

“… are the flowers in your dustbin”

So reads the text on this t-shirt. It’s a fragment of lyric from the Sex Pistol’s 1977 track, God Save the Queen.

The image on the t-shirt is of a young man named Tuinol Barry, photographed in Chelsea, London, in 1981 by Derek Ridgers. There’s an article on the BBC website giving some background to the photograph here.

Interesting where a photograph of an image on a single t-shirt can lead.

Face of a skinhead
On a t-shirt in London
Forty years passed


Olympus XA3 & Ilford HP5+. Lab developed in Xtol.

Taken on 19 August 2021

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