@Steve – I had the same thought as I posted this, but the caption did say “punks,” and I left the caption intact. I do wish we knew who they were so that we could interview them about their self-identification and the scene that they were a part of.
Well, if we’re gonna quantificate (TOTES A WORD) about these lovelies, I’m pretty sure ’77 is still pure punk era. Relatively certain the NR ethos didn’t emerge/coalesce until approx. two years later. Proto-New Romantic, mebbe? :D
@Fogsprig I don’t know about Gothic, but it is a nice Black & White candid.
@Meredith I concur on your assessment of the origins of this photograph. Let’s go with Proto-New Romantic. I, like you, have a love for fetish style photography.
@Steve & Nadya Romantics indeed… so romantic, it’s Shakespearean tragic.