The famed beatnik allure of London’s Carnaby Street has lost its polish in recent decades.
Once ground zero for edgy pop poetics, narcotic inspiration and velvet collar lock-ins, the strip of hallowed tarmac now offers a bewildering and dispiriting range of replica red buses, plastic Union Flag bowler hats and sundry BritainPLC tat.
Channeling the former – The Carnabys, live at The Garage.
Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.