By Gavin Watson

Skins Look inside
  • ISBN: 9780955282294
  • Publication Date: 27 Sep 2007
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: Music Press Books

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Perhaps one of the most reviled yet misunderstood of all the youth subcultures, the skinhead look and lifestyle has now rightly returned to the very forefront of contemporary youth culture. While celebrities and sportsmen shave their heads for the red carpet, the underbelly of British youth culture has rediscovered the look via acclaimed films such as 2007's award-winning "This Is England". The look is now more fashionable than it has ever been. The single most important photographic record of this unique subculture is Gavin Watson's "Skins", now proudly released as a brand new edition on Independent Music Press, complete with over 30 new and previously unpublished photographs. The scores of black and white shots offer a fascinating glimpse into a skinhead community that was multi-cultural, tightly knit and above all else, fiercely proud of their look. These are classic photographs of historical value.

About the author

Gavin Watson is an acclaimed documentary and portrait photographer who grew up in the tough council estates and back-streets depicted so grittily in the stunning images contained within Skins. His collection of work is one of the UK's finest documentary portfolios. His photographs have appeared as billboard images for Dr Martens, in countless music magazines and music TV channels, as album cover artwork and in fashion bibles such as i-D and The Face plus numerous high profile exhibitions.

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