"You can't become what you can't accurately see." - Professor Sarah Lewis
This work is a protest. It flies in the face of today’s polarised politics. There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. There is only ‘us’. The detailed contrasts between varying individuals are highlighted, whilst simultaneously putting weight on aspects of life we share as individuals. The work aims to act as a microcosm of youth culture across the UK. Carefully considered and specific styles of shooting in each of these pictures aim to create a sense of this reality. As a white man, I see representations of myself in every area of visual culture. In trying to represent individuals who are different to myself, an opportunity is created for a collaborative voice to be heard. Through placing the work within a fashion context as well as a political one, it also speaks to the notorious lack of diversity within this industry.
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