Hi everyone, Owen Harvey ( @ojharv ) here! Following on from my last posts, this shot is taken again from my series “Mod UK,” which documents mod subculture in England. This portrait is of Zack and Lucas, in Margate, England. Zack and Lucas are two young mods, who fully embrace the 60’s style of Modernism. Between them, they DJ, work as tailors and work on their scooters.
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.