OH WHAT FUN WE HAD !
The latest Gavin Watson photo book celebrates ‘Wycombe Skins’, a group of friends brought together by a love of ska, music and fashion.
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RAVING 89 !
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Acid House exploded in London and Manchester in 1988; then in 1989 the whole of the UK went raving. "Raving '89" takes you through a year of suburban raves as seen through the eyes of former skinheads Neville and Gavin Watson, with 200 images that capture the essence of this explosive year: grimy warehouses, lasers, phones the size of bricks, general mayhem and more than a few crimes against fashion.
SKINS AND PUNKS
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His powerful portraits of local characters give us readers an insight into these two fascinating subcultures. Skins and Punks is yet another must have for anyone interested in British subcultures. Guess after buying this book you will all have your personal favourite photos.
As Watson said himself: “I was never a documentary photographer. I was just photographing my mates, it wasn’t deliberate, other people give me that label.”
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SKINHEAD NICK KNIGHT
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This is a classic book; a classic 1980s referance to the 2nd wave of Skinheads which dominated the scene in the early 80s. It is a very interesting and informative book. Nick Knight today. In case you don't,Nick Knight is the groundbreaking fashion imagemaker and director of SHOWstudio.
The Complete Richard Allen "Skinhead", "Suedehead", "Skinhead Escapes" v. 1 RICHARD ALLEN
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Skinhead (Richard Allen)
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This is a great read and an old classic of course. The book depicts a picture of how it was in the Skinhead community in the late sixties, early seventies. Definetely worth reading it.
"I did happen to read the book when it came out and I was quite interested in the whole Richard Allen cult... suedeheads and skinheads and smoothies were very much part of daily life. There was a tremendous air of intensity... something interesting grabbed me about the whole thing." Morrissey
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