In 1982, Nick Knight’s debut publication, Skinhead, launched his photographic career. This now-iconic document presents a vision of Skinhead culture in the eighties as seen by Knight's unflinching lens. This series contextualises Knight's artistic trajectory and has inspired and influenced his work to come.
Skipping forward to 2017, British Vogue hired Knight's longtime collaborator Edward Enninful as their new Editor-in-Chief - a move hailed by the industry as the coming of a 'New Vogue'. For his debut work in Enninful's new Vogue, Knight looked back to the subculture that first inspired him, shooting three models who embody a modern take on the spirit and scene of Skinheads.
Presented exclusively on SHOWstudio, Brighton Sortsis a fashion film by Britt Lloyd, edited by Raquel Couceiro. Filmed during Knight's shoot for April's British Vogue, Brighton Sorts stars Adwoa Aboah, Jazzelle Zanaughtti and Lina Hoss.
The film sits alongside a SHOWtalk segment, in which Knight and Lloyd discuss the techniques utilised in the making of their film. This SHOWtalk also marks their last work with Lloyd as Knight's first assistant after a working relationship of over five years.
In other news, watch The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts
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