i absolutely LOVE this book. the photo's are natural, not forced. Watson presents the people in his photo's as individuals, different people, where as Nick Knight, in his book skinheads, it seems, seeks to show a movement (and only a specific side of that movement, in fact the more negative side of the movement). Watson's image are beautiful, striking and memorable, this book remains my favorite phtography book.
A great book for anybody interested in skinhead culture. Some really good pictures in here, my only problem with it is i wish there was some more writing. The pictures with some more stories would have gone hand in hand perfectly. Still, if the scene interests you its a nice book to own
Seriously this guy who's talking about this not having anything to do skins is nuts, the photos are youth culture captured as it happened, the photographer is one of the kids, this is an insight into youth, fashion, music, mates growing up on an estate, as is was all over the country. Faces and walleys, love and hate, the real face of youth culture. Stuck together with some incredible photography. You'd have to be crazy to not see the genius in this book.
i brought this book along with "skinhead" and found this one so much better. i was doing a photography project based on gavin watson's work and found this very useful. he is my favourite photograoher, i love the way he portrays east end skins as he see's them
An old skinhead mate email me one day and said your famous!? i said why and he told me about this book so short and sweet - this is a great book to remember the old days and other is IAM IN THE BOOK TWICE!!! LOL ;)