Skins & Punks
A new book that’s been released by Vice in the UK that celebrates two of its most iconic youth tribes: skinheads and punks. It’s a sequel to Gavin Watson’s classic book ‘Skins‘ which documented the working class subculture and how its look was adopted later by right wing extremists. Now Gavin Watson publishes a book that mixes images of that tribe with the photos of the punk movement. The Vice site says:
Skins & Punks is a singular retrospective complete with commentaries and an introduction by the director Shane Meadows (This Is England, Dead Man’s Shoes). The photos get what it is to really be a rebellious working class youth growing up in the 1980s. This is documentary photography at its best, a stunningly intimate window into a cultural movement. Gavin Watson is an acclaimed documentary and portrait photographer. His natural eye for a moment in time and the stark brutal honesty of the images he captured have made his collection of work one of the UK’s finest documentary portfolios.