I’d spotted this exhibition in the press and then stumbled on it totally by accident in Selfridges basement this evening. It’s amazing. It’s a series of photographs of style tribes.
Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 13 years.
As well as the exhibit they’re scouting for and photographing people in the basement of Selfridges. There were a few big guys with beards in there getting photographed when I was in, which added to the whole affair.
You can see most of the photos on the website: http://www.exactitudes.com
There’s also a lovely book that you can buy with all the photos in it. There’s a copy here on Amazon.
Here’s ‘The Gabbers’
Pop in and have a look, it’s well good.