Greasers, petticoats, old-timers, fries, rock ‘n’ roll and beer. Rock and roll is still alive and kicking. Dancing until late into the night and afterwards spending the night slightly intoxicated in the oldtimer…
With this photo book, Anno van der Heide captures a relatively unknown subculture that, surprisingly enough, continues to attract young people. Many photos were taken during D-Day, the annual rock ‘n roll festival in Amsterdam. Old and young rockers, rockabilly’s and psychobilly’s from all over Western Europe meet there in a remarkably harmonious atmosphere. She took some photos on the street (or during other Dutch rock ‘n roll festivals, where the same audience comes).
The photos from Keep on Rockin’ cover a longer period – between approximately 1998 and 2022. By returning again and again, shooting openly and only taught and immersing himself in the cheerful party, Anno gained the confidence of the rockers.
Her photos are raw and unpolished. She photographs people directly and close up, resulting in spontaneous images. For example, she took the photo of the tattooed calves while she was dancing along.