Posts Tagged ‘Capturing The New Romantics’

Herb Schulz, Capturing The New Romantics: Toyah

August 22nd, 2012

A small preview of all of the photos of Toyah included in ‘Herb Schulz, Capturing The New Romantics’ digital book, including rare shots from the famous 1981 session that have never been published before. If you’re a fan of Toyah’s early 80s imagery, or the New Romantics in general, this book is a must! Buy the book here. It may be available in other formats, including hard-copy, at some point in the future. (Thanks again to Andi | Photos © Herb Schulz)

Herb Schulz, an acclaimed advertising and fashion photographer of the time took these portraits of the ‘Blitz Kids’ in his studio. Unlike other images documenting from this period, Schulz decided to capture these creations in a sterile environment, removing them from the clubs or drab streets of 1980s London, imbuing them with a sense of hyper-reality. These images, like no other of the era, capture with a heightened sense of intimacy the characters behind the facades. Photos include Steve Strange, Boy George, Toyah Willcox, Siouxsie Sioux and many never before seen images from the earlier time of the New Romantic movement.

Capturing The New Romantics: Melissa Caplan

August 22nd, 2012

Amazing Melissa Caplan outfits from ‘Herb Schulz, Capturing The New Romantics’, along with the, slightly different. original cover. These are from the same collection as Melissa’s famous Toyah outfit, The Wedding Dress. Buy the book here. (Thanks to Andi | Photos © Herb Schulz)

Herb Schulz, Capturing The New Romantics

August 22nd, 2012

‘Herb Schulz, Capturing The New Romantics’, by Herb Schulz & Timothy Nies, is available to buy as a digital photo book for the bargainesque £4.99/$6.99. Featuring stunning photos of Toyah, Siouxsie, Steve Strange, Boy George, Marilyn and many others. View more info at Facebook and buy the iBook at iTunes. (Thanks to Andi | Photos © Herb Schulz))

The New Romantic movement was an explosion of style, styling, androgyny and fashion. Formed in London in the late 1970s it was as a defiant answer to punk. It represented a flirtation with artifice and beauty through a new form of music, fashion and performance. ‘The Blitz Club’ became the London stage on which certain members of the scene played.