RIGOULET, Gil. Rockabilly 82.

(Marseille, France): Andre Frere Editions, 2016.  First edition.  Small square quarto.  Unpaginated. In Normandy in 1982, Rigoulet trailed a group of local rockabilly musicians and their friends as they hung out, danced, played gigs, partied and posed. Reminiscent of Chris Steele-Perkins’s photobook Teds,  The volume is a visual record of a style that refused to die. In black and white, Rigoulet shoots in an intimately observational way, with fly-on-the-wall images punctuated by the occasional posed portrait.  We have the quiffs to the imported American threads – inscribed bowling shirts, brothel creepers, neckerchiefs, woollen high school baseball jackets, 50s-era herringbone tweed coats.  A near fine copy in decorated cloth without dust jacket as issued.