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Sub Culture - Photographer Lain McKell's revered book focuses on the UK’s 2 Tone movement during the years 1978/79. Originally self-published 1979, repacked by Wildlife Press, 2014.
Softcover with custom folder, 12pg. B&W
8.25" x 8.25"
Includes signed bromide print - 8" x 8.25"
Edition of 150
"Photographer Lain McKell's revered book Sub Culture focuses on the UK’s 2 Tone movement during the years 1978/79. Initially intended as a self published portfolio for connecting with photographic agencies and galleries only a small number of the original copies were sold to the public through the legendary Claire de Rouen in London at that time. The rest then sat in Iain's archive while the few in circulation garnered cult status in the secondary market trading from dealer to collector. Iain’s introduction to skin head culture came in the late 1960’s at the tender age of 14 via the terrace’s of his local football team. Soon after he was running with his own crew donned in mohair trousers and listening to ska music. It wasn’t until ten years later, after graduating from Exeter Collage of Art, that he started to document the scene’s second wave, which was a twist on the original skin head style called ‘2 Tone’. Sub Culture features shots taken on day trips to Southend, the streets of East and North London, a squat in Kings Cross and at the cult clothing shop “The Last Resort” on Brick Lane. Thirty six years after its initial publication the remaining archive copies are repackaged with a signed bromide print."