Steve Severin and Siouxsie Sioux, 1976
Photographer Ray Stevenson, the brother of former Sex Pistols’ road manager and early manager of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nils Stevenson (RIP), took some pretty remarkable photos of the punk rock movement back in the mid-70s. Many of his snapshots had punk players like Siouxsie Sioux, Johnny Thunders and fashion designer and icon Vivienne Westwood just hanging out being punks together.
Vivienne Westwood, John Lydon and model/muse Jordan, 1976
Thanks to some convincing from his brother, Stevenson and his camera often found themselves at parties held at the legendary Marquee Club and in Linda Ashby’s hotel room at the St. James Hotel. His images were among a few of the punk time capsules captured by the (then) young photographer showcased at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London just last week. Some of Stevenson’s remarkable photos can be purchased, here. Super snotty and beautifully candid images taken by Stevenson follow.
Johnny Thunders, Nils Stevenson and photographer/manager Leee Black Childers (RIP)
Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of The Clash on an elevator
Generation X (with a 22-year-old Billy Idol) in the dressing room of the Marquee Club, 1977
Ray’s brother the late Nils Stevenson in bed with Sid Vicious
Soo Catwoman (a famous member of the “Bromley Contingent”) at Linda Ashby’s flat in the St. James Hotel, 1976
Lydia Lunch, mid-to-late 70s
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Straight out of Bromley: Simon Barker’s photographs of Punk in the U.K. 1976-77