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Vintage 80s: London Street Photography book by Johnny Stiletto

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Here's a project and a half. Back in 1980, Johnny Stiletto bought a 35mm camera and spent the next 10 years using half a roll of black and white film each day to chronicle life in London. The result? Vintage 80s: London Street Photography.

Published by Frances Lincoln in September (but available to order now), this 176-page book follows the fashions, the hairstyles, the celebrities and the key incidents. So expect Mick Jagger, New Romantics, ra-ra skirts, Boy George, Sloane Rangers, yuppies, the IRA bombings, the Iranian Embassy siege, royal romance and…well anything else that might have happened during the decade. That's 160 unique and unscripted street photographs of London in total. Oh yes, that is Sir Francis Bacon on the tube adorning the front cover.

If you want it for your coffee table, it's discounted at Amazon right now to £12.74.

Find out more at the Amazon website

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