Southport, United Kingdom: Cafe Royal Books, 2020.
First printed 2018.
During the 1980s, Shirley’s doctor husband took up
a medical directors post in London.
Baker embraced this opportunity and spent time
in Camden and London’s west end where she photographed
the vibrant second phase of Punk, in both striking colour
and black and white.
These photographs present London’s street culture during
a period of vibrancy between 1986 and 1991.
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent
publisher based in Southport, England.
Originally set up as a way to disseminate art,
in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally
while not relying on 'the gallery'.
Café Royal Books publishes artist's books and zines
as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines.
The photographic publications are part of a long
ongoing series, generally working with photographers
and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls
into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.