The second monograph by celebrated music photographer Janette Beckman captures 'the look' of the musicians and kids who were loudly defining an era that continues to reverberate throughout pop culture. Made in the UK documents the years between 1977 and 1983, a time when British music pushed every boundary. Due to Beckman's career within Melody Maker, she had unique access to the musicians topping the UK charts - icons of an era when music had an agenda. Beckman's gritty aesthetic placed her on good footing among the kids and the attitude in her portraits never dies.
Janette Beckman began her career working for The Face and Melody Maker. She also created a number of groundbreaking album covers. She is also the author of the hip hop book, RAP. Paul Smith is one of Britain's preeminent fashion designers. He lives in London