Chris Steele-Perkins (1947-) is one of the most unlikely candidates to have been the supreme photographic chronicler of the teds of the mid-to-late 1970s. Perhaps his photos stand out from the usual posing and smug curiosity of the newspapers of the time, local and national, who would only allow a couple of days to write a hurried article about the teds with the usual group portrait taken in daylight. His photos also contrast with photos taken by the teds themselves too busy boozing and having fun to take care to focus correctly or frame pictures judiciously, let alone catalogue their photos (and who else amongst the general public does that anyway?).
A selection of the photos he took were collected and published in a volume entitled The Teds in 1979.