Young Punk Mohawk

up:date June 11, 2022 by Bonn Brandt

The Mohawk was primarily popular in the punk and goth scene, but has also become increasingly widespread among celebrities and professional athletes. The hairdo has historical roots. As early as the seventeenth century the warriors of the North American Indian tribe "Mohawk" wore the silhouette haircut, which made them seem taller. The Mohawks belonged to the community of the Iroquois.

A rare and limited edition picture of a young London punk sporting a mohawk
Young Punk Mohawk

London punk fashion

A razored scalp with a streak of hair sticking up in the middle - that's how the mohawk goes. In the late seventies the mohawk haircut was the epitome of cool on punk heads.

The courage to stand out and the confidence to be naughty were key elements of the punk movement. The mohawk fit perfectly into this image.

Mohawk originals

Original British punks cultivated the hairstyle in all kinds of variations from the seventies on.

Prior to the advent of fragrant styling products, beer, soap, sugar water and sometimes even glue had to be used to keep the middle strip standing up.

Mohawk variations

Occasionally, the mohawk hairstyle was also cited by non-punks. Robert de Niro played one of his most significant roles as the nocturnal cab driver Travis with a mohawk haircut dressed in an army jacket. The style contributed a lot to his character in Martin Scorsese's classic 1976 New York movie Taxi Driver.

Mohawk Edition Photo Origins

The photo was taken in 2002 when art and fashion photographer Jans Bock-Schroeder had a visit from a friend in his London studio. Accompanying her was her young son, whom she had styled a mohawk hairstyle. Unnoticed, he photographed the little punk rocker with his Pentax 67 medium format.

  • Limited Edition - Original
  • Jans Bock-Schroeder
  • Edition 3/3
  • Negative Date: 2002
  • Print Date: 2022
  • Size: 40 x 50 cm
  • Provenance: Bock-Schroeder Foundation
  • Verso: Copyright stamp, Signature

  • Signed by Jans Bock-Schroeder.
  • Verso: Copyright stamp, Signature, Edition-Number 3/3
  • Printed from the original negative
  • Analog Handprint in museum quality on barytha paper
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