Looking back, I guess we were lucky; It was a golden era of sorts in the magazine world. These magazine titles were paying photographers a decent day rate and covered our film processing costs to travel the world to shoot artists and youth culture. The digital camera was in development, but we were all still shooting film. The internet was in its early stages so there wasn’t much research happening. As photographers, it was an exciting time to be sent abroad and document a far away youth scene or artist and be expected to come back with the goods.
Pre-smart phones and 24hr connectivity. This body of work examines identity, community, being young, rebellion, expression and the human spirit.
Text by Neil Massey