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Party Shots of Young Amsterdam Punks and Club-Goers

Hey, kid, you don’t look old enough for that cigarette. Or that cup. Or that precocious, threatening smirk. Leave it to American Suburb X to pluck out this series of party shots taken at the 1980s Amsterdam club Paradiso, where everyone ever once performed. Local photographer Max Natkiel captured the young kids of various subcultural persuasions on camera — heavy metal rockers, rude boys, punks, etc. His shots of the really young ones are particularly fascinating — a spike-haired little hellion in torn attire, shuffling with enthusiasm as everyone towers four feet above him, a little toughie by the wall, teen couples nested up in the dirty corner, teenage girls in silver spandex. Check them out in our gallery.


Photo credit: Max Natkiel.