1950s Teddy Girls
“She had attitude by the truckload. No one paid much attention to the teddy girls before I did them, though there was plenty on teddy boys. They were tough, these kids, they’d been born in the war years and food rationing only ended in about 1954 – a year before I took these pictures. They were proud. They knew their worth.” - Ken Russell
Fascinating! Just realized these were indeed taken by THE same Ken Russell of The Devils/ Altered States!
‘Lesser known is his working life as a photographer, which spans three intense years and crosses over into his early film career. From 1954 to 1957, after giving up on his career as a ballet dancer, Russell freelanced as a photographer.’