“That’s what’s curious when people say, of writers, This one’s a realist, this one’s a surrealist, this one’s a super-realist, and so forth. In fact, everybody’s a realist offering true accounts of the activity of mind. There are only realists.”
– Donald Barthelme, “The Art of Fiction N° 66” by J.D. O’Hara, The Paris Review 80 (Summer 1981)
“What We Wore by” by Jesse Barron, i-D Magazine 2O December 2013
What We Wore by Nina Manandhar
From the Clapham Soul Heads and the Anarcho Punks in Dreamland to the Spliffy-Chicks and Teenage Shoegazers, British subculture and street style from 1950 to 2010 has been one of the most thriving, varied and crazy anywhere in the world. In What We Wore, photographer Nina Manandhar invited fashion, music and art stars including Dizzee Rascal, Carrie Munden and Alasdair McLellan as well as the general public to submit photos from their youth with explanations of their life and style. The result is an eye-grabbing melange of young twin punks, bleach blonde boys and photo collages of kids in visors and hoodies with ‘WHERE MY DOGS AT???’ cut ‘n’ pasted along the top. Instagram your own with #whatweworeuk or submit at firstname.lastname@example.org and see the top picks in Autumn 2014 when What We Wore, which will be published by Prestel, will be on shelves.
“I kind of hope that somebody goes up there one of these days and cleans them up.”
– Neil Armstrong on leaving his footprints on the moon