AofA People: Derek Ridgers – Photographer

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Derek Ridgers is a photographer who is best known for his outlandish portraits of punks, pervs and nightclubbers. His new book is Punk London 1977.

WHO ARE YOU?

Derek Ridgers

HOW OLD ARE YOU?

65

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WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

Twickenham

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

Photographer

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TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE?

If there were no mirrors it would be exactly like being 25.

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE AT 25?

Three grandchildren

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WHAT ABOUT SEX?

 Heterosexual.

AND RELATIONSHIPS?

Married

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HOW FREE DO YOU FEEL?

With a small but close knit family, I probably feel more free than I have any right to be.

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WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF?

My grandchildren

WHAT KEEPS YOU INSPIRED?

The people I meet.

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WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?

When I am with my grand children.

AND WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY GO?

Into my work.

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WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING?

I don’t have one.

AND DYING?

I’m fine with it but just not yet thanks.

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ARE YOU STILL DREAMING?

Yes

WHAT WAS A RECENT OUTRAGEOUS ACTION OF YOURS?

I haven’t done anything outrageous for 25 years at least.

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