Graham Smith was the unofficial house photographer of London’s club scene in the late ’70s and early ’80s, chronicling one of the most flamboyant, lurid and just-plain-awesome periods in grooming history.

For proof, check out the newly released We Can Be Heroes. It’s got hundreds of never-before-seen stills, capturing punk legends like Gary Kemp, the Sex Pistols, Boy George, Iggy Pop, Robert Elms and hundreds more in remarkably—and, at times, eerily—intimate preshow moments.

As Brit style writer Robert Elms explains, the London club scene in the 1970s “wasn’t a place for those who dressed up for the occasion but for those who dressed up as a way of life.”

The book goes on sale December 8. Click here for a Karma Chameleonic sneak peak…

—C.B.S.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • C. Brian Smith