|Sharp dressed man on a Vespa 180 Sprint|
|Jean Depara in a self-portrait|
|Young woman on a Velosolex moped|
|Late night ramblings around a moped...|
Jean Depara captured an era of curious integration of American culture as well, as local sapeurs (sharp dressers) sometimes wore cowboy outfits - the 'Bills' - and these make an interesting contrast with the work of Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger and his 'Halbstarke'. Mods and cowboys, women in (or out of) gorgeous dresses, Vespas and mopeds, Depara gives us a glimpse of a very hip world we in 'the rest of the world' didn't have a clue existed.
|The 'Bills', as in Buffalo Bill, with rolled-up jeans and flannel shirts, near the equator!|
|Electrified African music; Kinshasan 'mother of invention' amplification created a completely new genre - Congotronics!|