In 1977, Savage photographed streets around North Kensington in West London, which, like much of the inner city, had remained derelict since the area was bombed after the war. These served as a visual backdrop for collages in the punk fanzine London’s Outrage, which he edited.

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The novels of JG Ballard also inspired him: ‘It was this empty, deserted, depressing, kind of dystopian view of London that seemed to be coming up to the surface.’ Savage was a key figure in the punk scene and is an important authority on the movement. – Tate Britain.

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