Hi everyone, Owen Harvey ( @ojharv ) here, posting on the LensCulture Instagram account. Following on from my last post, here is another portrait from my series “Mod UK”. This is a portrait of Gemma Edwards, taken in Brighton, England.
This photographic project is a celebration of the current UK mod scene. I have become very interested in what the term mod represents. The word “mod” is shorthand for modernist, which would indicate something new. But this subculture is based on something that first existed in the late 1950s. Due to this disjunction, my images try to convey a timeless quality, with no real indications to a time period in which they were made.